Confusion causes students to show up day early at Monessen City School District

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MONESSEN, Pa. —

At least 10 students showed up a day early for the new school year at the Monessen City School District, and now the school superintendent is trying to trace the source of the miscommunication.

Tara Yorty told Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE that the Monessen City School District told parents in the spring that school would resume Monday.

Since then, the district had alerted parents that school was to begin on Tuesday -- but that message got lost in the shuffle because different dates were posted on four websites used by the district and its individual schools.

Yorty's fourth-grade daughter was one of several who didn't get the message until she showed up at her empty school on Monday, though most of the district's 950 students stayed home.