Parents claim kids may miss 1st day of school due to district’s negligence

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It's back to school across the Hudson Valley, but some students may miss their first day.

Parents in the Mount Vernon City School District claim their children may be missing out on the first day of school due to negligence from the district.

Isabelle Bush says the line of parents outside the school district office Tuesday was long, as they rushed to get their children registered before the first bell rings on Wednesday.

Bush wants to transfer her son to a new school within the district, but now her plans may fall through. She claims she never received the letters of instruction from the district.

"That's all they can say is, 'Oh, I sent out a letter. If you didn't get it, that's not on me. I didn't send it out.' Fine, you may have not sent it out, but this place was supposed to send it out so you're supposed to know if any letter went out or anything,” she says.

Others say they keep getting the runaround.

"When people come to register their kids, it's mostly here. Now it's back and forth. It's at the high this week, and it's at Board of Education the next week,” says Nackeita Wallace, of Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon City School District officials say the registration tab on their website makes all of the requirements very clear.

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