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Eastlake High School parents say district consolidated classes without warning

Posted: 11:21 PM, Jan 15, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-16 09:18:26-05

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- Parents and students at Eastlake High School say they came back from winter break on Wednesday, only to find out their classes had been changed or consolidated.

Parents tell 10News they received an email just after 8:30 a.m. letting them know of the changes. The students were told once they got to school.

One Eastlake High School mom told 10News her child's AP calculus class was consolidated, forcing her son to move to a different teacher and a larger class.

The email to parents reads as follows:

Parents/Guardians: Due to a decrease in student enrollment, new teacher placement and staffing allocations, some of our students' classes were unfortunately changed from last semester. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we do need to balance classes and we recognize that it is not the ideal situation. We believe our students will be successful regardless. Thank you for your consideration.

The district spokesperson, Manny Rubio, says the email is a standard message sent out at the start of the second semester. Rubio says the adjustments have nothing to do with any budget cuts and explained that no teachers were let go.

The district did not specify how many students were affected or how many classes were rearranged.