Dearborn Heights parents say they were given day's notice of school switch

Posted at 6:24 AM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 06:24:09-04

Some parents in Dearborn Heights are demanding answers after their children were switched to different elementary schools with only one day's notice.

For Keyana Washington's son, it meant he had to leave a school he loved.

On Sunday night, he became upset, had an asthma attack and had to be rushed to the hospital.

Washington wants to know why parents weren't notified sooner about the change.

"Crying and getting upset and worked up definitely impacts his attacks," Washington said. "I did find the timing suspect because, I know the day before, that Wednesday, was count day."

Superintendent Jennifer Mast says count day has nothing to do with it.

Because of overcrowding at the school, the district said it needed to hire a new teacher, which affected classroom placements.

Mast also says she has been in the classroom every day this week to check on how the students are adjusting.