Errant robocall from Pinellas schools gives parents a rude awakening

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The last day before the first day of school is supposed to be a final exercise of summer freedom, with an emphasis on sleeping in.

But a predawn phone call Sunday from the Pinellas County School District jolted hundreds of bleary-eyed parents out of bed with a one-minute recorded "welcome back" message from the superintendent.

Welcome back, indeed.

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