There's two weeks left of summer vacation, but some new students and their families are already fed up with Corona del Mar Middle School after spending hours in line for Monday's registration.
"This is terrible," said Nicci Araujo, who had waited more than two hours to register her son, Alex. "I work for a living. I think it is so inappropriate to be this inconsiderate. I'm just livid."
Parent Steve MacGilfrey, who was with his daughter Scarlet, said he also waited more than two hours. "I'm a single parent, so I can't leave her," he said. "Who is going to give me a half a day's pay to make up for my time?"
Parents had to bring their students with them for registration, along with packets they previously picked up at the school and took home to complete. After waiting in line at a table to register for the PTA and another where students received their schedules and locker numbers, parents and students then went to another line that snaked around several buildings toward a cashier's station, where two district employees took money to cover gym clothes, locks, lab fees and other items.