Department of Education steps in to help Taft seniors

Taft seniors who feared they wouldn't graduate have gotten the help they needed.

Seniors at Taft High School were concerned they would not graduate, claiming the school was not allowing them to take the proper amount of classes. Some students said they were only taking about three or four classes a day. After News 12 The Bronx contacted the Department of Education about the problem last week, a regional supervisor was sent to the school.

The problem has since been fixed. Seniors say their class schedules have been corrected and class sizes have been adjusted.

But now, underclassmen claim they are having problems with their schedules. One student said teachers did not have her name on their class rosters, while another said she was sent home because she had no classes.

The Department of Education has attributed part of the schedule mix-ups to an increase in student population because of the addition of three new schools within Taft. The school's principal ensures that all students will have the proper classes needed to graduate.

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