School agenda has trouble with 'grammer'

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TORONTO, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The Toronto School District has reached a confidential settlement with a firm that misspelled the word grammar in an agenda sold to thousands of students.

The error was discovered by a parent who sent an e-mail message complaining that the heading "Grammer/Punctuation" on page 136 contained a misspelling, the Toronto Star reported Monday.


Trustee Sheila Cary-Meagher said page 136 was among those included by Premier agendas, which had an $800,000 contract with the board to supply agenda books to nearly 300 schools.

"I was feeling red-faced about it until I find out we paid somebody for it but didn't check it," Cary-Meagher, told the newspaper.

Each year the board submits its own pages for the front of the agenda -- from school dates to student conduct -- but the company contracted produces the weekly calendars and general information pages at the back, the Star said.

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