Some claims have been filed against the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) over losses suffered because of invalidated Advanced Placement (AP) test scores for hundreds of students, NBC 7 learned Friday.
AP test scores for 547 Scripps Ranch High School students were thrown out from the June round of testing because of a seating error by exam administers.
Those students will have to retake the tests or skip testing out of college classes.
Through an email from Scripps Ranch High School, the parents of students affected by the issue received instructions to file a claim against SDUSD. The form itself does not specify who is eligible or what a legitimate claim is.
During public comments before a closed door school board meeting Friday night claims against the district were already starting to roll in.
"It is going to cost the district hundreds of thousands of dollars to repay the parents and the families," said parent Gloria Tran.
Tran is one of a half dozen parents so far who have filed claims. She said her son Tyler took the AP Statistics retest on Thursday.
"I was very angry and stressed out when I found out our AP scores were canceled due to the negligence of district staff," student Tyler Tran, Gloria's son, said.
Gloria would not reveal the total amount of her claim but said it includes her time, Tyler's time and the cost of a college class among other things.
"We have incurred many monetary losses as well as emotional losses," she said.
SDUSD spokesperson Andrew Sharp said 75 percent of students signed up for the retest and that there is no charge for prep sessions or retaking the tests.
Those who choose not to retake the exam can get a refund for the original cost without filing a claim.