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Parents Upset By Shortened Nature's Classroom Trip For One Stratford School

Parents of students at Chapel Street Elementary School in Stratford are upset that an overnight school trip has been changed to a one-day excursion. They say educators are not being totally straight with them about reasons for the change.
Parents of students at Chapel Street Elementary School in Stratford are upset that an overnight school trip has been changed to a one-day excursion. They say educators are not being totally straight with them about reasons for the change. Photo Credit: Chapel Street Elementary School/Facebook

STRATFORD, Conn. -- Parents, dismayed that an overnight school trip is now a one-day outing, accused the Stratford Board of Education of fudging the reasons for the change, according to The Stratford Star.

Students at Chapel Street Elementary School usually take a three-day excursion known as Nature’s Classroom at the end of April, The Stratford Star reported.

According to The Stratford Star, parents complained that not only were they notified at a late date about the change, they have also been given conflicting reasons for it, including that it was a matter of money, and that the district was unable to recruit enough teachers or aides to supervise an overnight trip. Meanwhile, the Nature's Classroom trip for students from other Stratford schools will be for three days, the Star said.

The school board plans to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at Chapel Street Elementary School to discuss the matter, The Stratford Star reported.

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