Parents have been complaining about night school students’ inability to attend classes after they failed to show up on Monday, but parents are now coming to terms with the fact that they have to keep going.
School officials have told parents they need to attend night schools until they can show up for classes, but many parents have been telling NBC News they’ve been given no choice.
“My son, who’s in eighth grade, is in seventh grade and has missed his classes at night,” said Kimberly Hochschartner.
“I’ve been trying to get him to go, but he can’t even get to school.
So we’re trying to figure out how to keep him there.
He’s not able to go to school today.”
Hochschhartner’s son, Jacob, was at his high school on Monday when he failed to make it to class.
The day before, he had been on a date with a girl he didn’t know.
“It’s not fair to my son,” said Hochshartner, who also works at a restaurant.
“We have to find out why he missed his day, and we’re still trying to sort it out.
It’s not like he can go out at night.
We have to work on it.”
Parents have told NBC News that many of their students have been left frustrated and frustrated, and are now resorting to calling parents to let them know they need more information.
“If I get a call and they say, ‘I need more details on your son, can you please call me or send him an email and we’ll figure out a way to make sure he can attend,’ I will just stop the call and ask him why he’s not here,” said Rachel Linn, whose daughter attends St. Michael’s Catholic School in Brooklyn.
“My son is not the problem.
He just doesn’t know what to do.
He doesn’t have the skills to do what he needs to do.”
While some parents are pushing for changes to school scheduling, many are calling for more transparency from school officials.
“This is not just a problem for parents.
This is a problem affecting our students and our children’s future,” said Eric Blevins, a spokesperson for the New York City Department of Education.
“It’s about our students, and it’s about the quality of education for all students.”
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