North Las Vegas school asks special education students to stay home

Apr 23, 2018 by

Several parents at Elizondo Elementary School received last minute phone calls from the school Friday asking them to keep their students out of school due to a staffing shortage in special education classrooms.

Yesenia Gonzales was among the parents who got the call as the family was preparing to head out the door.

While she says she was lucky, the change wasn’t easy to handle because she still had to drop her other son off at the elementary school.

“I have one kid upset because he didn’t have to go to school and the other upset he had to go,” Gonzales said.

Her son Matthew is in a special education class at the North Las Vegas school because he has Asperger Syndrome.

“They said we don’t have enough staff and it is best the kids don’t come in,” Gonzales said.

Gonzales said while she was able to accommodate the request she knows other parents in the class had to work Friday.

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