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Florida yearbook has so many errors it may have to be re-released on DVD

The Winter Park High School yearbook has "spelling errors and misused words on pretty much every page" according to a parent.
By Evan Bleier   |   May 29, 2014 at 3:20 PM   |   Comments

WINTER PARK, Fla., May 29 (UPI) -- A Florida high school's yearbook is filled with so many mistakes and errors that it may have to be re-released to students as a DVD.

According to the principal of Winter Park High School, Tim Smith, the yearbook's advisor took over in the middle of the year and its pages were never copy-edited before being sent to the publisher.

"This is a student run publication with a teacher who instructs students and oversees production," Smith told the Orlando Sentinel in an email. "Unfortunately, the production was not up to standards and we are working to improve the product for next year."

Winter Park High parent Randy Noles noticed the errors when his son brought the yearbook home. Noles was so disturbed by the "full-color advertisement" showcasing the ineffectiveness of public schools, he reached out to school board member Joie Cadle about the mistakes.

"I saw not only typos but spelling errors and misused words on pretty much every page," Noles said. "I find it really inexplicable that anyone in authority would let it go out in that condition."

A school superintendent said the situation was "unfortunate" but was non-committal about the possibility of the yearbooks being reissued.

Noles has offered to help with next year's edition of the yearbook.

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