Amole said it was a misunderstanding.
A sign up sheet sent home to parents indicated the tutoring program was only for students of color.
Angela Green Garland, the parental coordinator for Mission Viejo Elementary, said that all students have always been involved in the tutoring program, despite what the sign up sheet indicated.
The Cherry Creek School District’s website states that “PASS is a parent leadership group dedicated to closing the achievement gap for our African-American and Hispanic or Latino students.”
Nicole Cox’s 10-year-old daughter attends Mission Viejo Elementary and needs tutoring. She is white and Cox felt she was being left out of the program based on her race.
“I just want every single person to be treated equally,” said Cox.
“We deeply regret that they got that communication,” said Amole.