Some students biggest fears have become a reality after more than 100 report cards were made public.
The mistake was made earlier this week at Cromwell Middle School, and has the administration apologizing.
The report cards of all 159 eighth graders were blasted out to all parents on Monday.
“These emails went only to parents, and they didn't go to any students,” said Superintendent of Schools Paula Talty, who said it was a big mistake made by one employee who forgot to click just one button that would’ve ensured parents would only see the grades of their child.
“Everyone knowing how your kid did, yeah, I could see how that could be embarrassing,” said Carl Semino, a Cromwell parent.
Parents called immediately and the administration took action and changed student pin numbers out of precaution while contacting state officials.
Parents got a follow-up email explaining what happened and were also offered a one-on-one meeting with the school principal.
“She has had some parents call her. I've had some parents call me,” Talty said.
The big fear for some outgoing eighth grade students is the embarrassment of not meeting the grade.
“I could see, if the kid is struggling, how it could have a bad impact on the kid,” Semino said.
However, Talty said many parents have taken the high road and kept things off social media.
To make sure this doesn’t happen again, staff will be retrained on the software.
The high school has also been informed of what happened so they will be prepared to handle anything that may pop up during the freshman year. The employee may face discipline.
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