HOWARD CITY, Mich. (WZZM) -- In Howard City, the first full day of school ended with mix-ups in bus routes and misplaced students.
"There were probably over two dozen kids, and when my husband talked to someone at 6:10 p.m., there were eight kids unaccountable at that time," said Susan Dever, whose daughter was never dropped off at home.
"They said it is what it is, it's the first day of school", said Dever, quoting what she said the elementary school principal said to her over the phone.
"It's not acceptable. We take ownership for this as a school district we have to take ownership for it-- this is our child, this is our safety, and safety is important to our parents," said Tri-County Superintendent Allen Cumings. "It started out at the high school, there were a few kids that didn't have the correct bus information which led to us getting late with the high school students getting on the busses, which led to the kids getting on late to the elementary school busses, a few students got on the wrong busses -- so our job was to make sure it was safe."
The Tri-County Superintendent said that computer errors led to much of the route confusion, something he says will be corrected.