NEWARK - Parents in Newark's Ironbound community are outraged after finding out their opinions weren't counted when reassigning their children to nearby schools.
The Wilson Avenue school where their children were expected to attend classes was deemed unsafe for students after flooding from Hurricane Irene caused mold to grow there. Parents were informed their children will be split up between two other schools by a recorded phone message.
Parents protested yesterday to get their voices heard. They say they have many unanswered questions and expected to be consulted before the decision was made.
School Business Administrator Valerie Wilson says there wasn't enough time to meet with parents and that the district had to move quickly.
Flood damage closes most parts of Newark school