(08/22/13) - There appears to be plenty of uncertainty for parents of the now dissolved Buena Vista School District.
The two schools, who now have the Buena Vista students in their districts, say parents have been slow to register their children.
As we found out Thursday, some families are still not sure what district their homes fall in.
Saginaw and Bridgeport are expecting to add dozens of students from Buena Vista, but with the first day of school just 12 days away, both districts are not sure how many students will enroll.
"It's crunch time, we want to do those numbers," said Gloria Rubis, Bridgeport superintendent.
The number for Bridgeport is 135. That's the number of former Buena Vista school children that now live in the Bridgeport district.
Rubis says enrollment has been slow.
"Maybe about half of those students have been here," she said.
The district needs to get an accurate count of students to prepare teachers for classroom size, supplies and bus routes.
"Families, parents, guardians need to come and literally sign them up with pencil and paper, the old fashioned enrollment type of thing," Rubis said.
Saginaw Schools are expecting up to 261 Buena Vista students, but so far, just 44 have enrolled.
"Get in the right now, and register so that the school districts know they are coming, so they can add them to the class list," said Richard Syrek, SISD superintendent.
Syrek worries that parents who know which district they now live in, don't know they have to register their children. Then there is the case of Nasheka McCall
The Buena Vista Township resident has a 7-year-old son that is not enrolled in school. She needs transportation for her child.
"It's very worrisome because he is an honor roll student," she said. McCall is not sure what district she falls in.
We found out their home now falls in the Bridgeport district, and a school bus will pick up her child.
"I'm going to send my son to Bridgeport Schools," she said. "I'm going to register tomorrow."
A side note, Bridgeport has hired six Buena Vista School employees, including three teachers.
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