Tallahassee, Fla. (WTXL) — “Parents have seen the many possibilities that Leon County schools offer their children. Chris Petrie, county school spokesperson, said.
However, a large number of registrants creates more work and registration takes longer than usual.
Parent Mariah DeCamp feels that the lack of staffing and communication will ultimately pay the price for her children in the end.
“He’s supposed to be a freshman in high school today, but the schools in Leon County are doing so badly that we can’t enroll him,” says Mariah DeCamp.
On the morning of her first day at school, she learned that she was having trouble enrolling her child.
Enrollment for the 2022-23 academic year began in April last year.
Families are returning to school as the number of COVID-19 cases declines. The registration process includes visiting an admissions office or completing the required forms online. However, it will take a little longer this year due to increased student enrollment.
LCS has a plan and is doing everything it can to help with the backlog of registrations.
“So we have staff working weekends and staying until 10 p.m. We are working as quickly as possible to get everyone registered,” says Petley.
Leon County Teachers Association President Scott Mazur shares how this affects teachers as well.
“It can be quite confusing. From a teacher’s perspective, a lot of the little things that parents don’t necessarily see are making sure there are materials and desks. The last thing you want to do is: Don’t give kids a place where they don’t feel like they’re out of class like everyone else,” says Scott Mazur.
School officials say it’s normal for dozens of students to have to enroll on the first day of each year, but they say the problem will be resolved soon.
“If not, we are confident that everyone will be in school by the end of the week,” says Petley.
Nearly 500 more students enrolled at LCS
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