Students preparing to begin school at Cedar Ridge High School were in for a surprise when they received schedules in the mail — unwanted classes, empty blocks and overcrowded rooms were standard.
Dorothy O’Neill, a parent of a student at the Hillsborough school, said she was outraged by the scheduling errors. By the first day of classes on Aug. 26, her son, a first-year, was missing classes. Lisa Dumain, another parent, said her son was registered for Advanced Placement classes that he had no interest in taking.
Students received a revised schedule at Cedar Ridge’s open house on Friday, Aug. 23, three days before the first day of class. Though schedules were different, they were still wrong.
Dumain said she tried to meet with counselors, but her request was denied. O'Neill said a counselor closed the door on her, preventing her from entering the office.
Jason Johnson, Orange County executive director of schools, sent an email to Cedar Ridge parents after the open house, apologizing to students and families for the stress caused by the scheduling errors.