Student records and the city schools
In my story in today's paper, I write about an audit showing that the city schools have had some problems getting transcripts for graduates who are applying for a job, want to enlist in the military or may have another reason for needing to prove that they graduated from a city school and had decent grades. Over the years I covered the city schools, I ran across several people who told me they had been offered a job but needed to prove they had been a high school graduate before they could actually start working.
In one case, a graduate told me that he came out of drug rehabilitation and finally got a good job offer from a big company. He went to the school system and they couldn't find his transcript. He was a City College graduate. After months, he finally got what he needed, but he was unemployed while he waited. The problem, he said, was that the records from his year weren't in the place they were supposed to be and had to be hunted down. I never checked out his story, but it was consistent with others I heard.
So I wonder if there are other readers out there who have heard similar stories from friends, relatives or students or who have had some of the same experiences.
Or maybe you went to the school system and they came up with your file in 24 hours. Either way, here is a good place to tell your story.