POSTED: Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 5:46pm
UPDATED: Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 10:59am
After attending classes for three weeks, about 50% of students at Ranchland Hills Middle School had to change course, literally.
Cristina Esparza says that she has been concerned about her class schedule.
"They changed my schedule completely. They gave me only two Pre-AP classes so I had to go to the principal and ask for my classes back," Cristina Esparza said.
Parents like Trinidad Rodriguez say they're concerned with how many classes have been changed.
"He has changed classes I think four times already. They changed math, history, science and now he's in orchestra," Rodriguez said.
Other parents like Lila Esparza feel their children will be playing catch up for a while.
"But now they are losing time which is very important. Because the day of the changes, the students didn't do anything. The next day to get adjusted, they did nothing," Lila Esparza said.
Not only are classes being changed, but new school supplies have to be bought.
"Many of their parents came to complain about it. Because they had to buy the supplies for different classes and their old classes, that's just money not refundable," Cristina Esparza said.
The school sent a letter to parents letting them know of the new changes and said they're all due to overcrowding.
Patricia Ayala is Ysleta Independent School District's spokesperson. She spoke to the principal to find out what happened.
"We can tell the parents and the students that there will be no more schedule changes. The schedule will stay put," Ayala said.
YISD also addressed the school supply issues.
"What we have said is that there will be no school supplies that should be needed for any new changes," Ayala said.
If there are supplies that are needed, the principal will take care of it.