Schools not done yet for these kids

June 17, 2009 5:35:07 AM PDT
Summer vacation? What summer vacation?

School kids in two Southern California communities will have to make up 34 days of school this summer.

It seems a clerical error is to blame for the shortened summer at Dickson Elementary in Chino and Rolling Ridge Elementary in Chino Hills.

For each of 34 days, the required school day didn't meet the minimum of at least 180 minutes.

The days were shortened to allow for teacher prep.

But they fell short of the three-hour minimum, so they don't count at all.

The schools risk losing $7 million in state funds if the time isn't made up.

School district officials say a retiring administrator made the goof.

One fourth-grader says it's "dumb" for them to lose their vacation because "some lady messed up."

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