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Council 'embarrased' over typos in letter from head of schools

Devon County Council has apologised for what it admits was an 'embarrasing' series of grammatical mistakes in a letter sent to a parent.

The mistakes featured in a letter demanding payment of a £60 fine for taking a child out of school during term time.

Errors included::

  •  'guilty' spelt 'guitly'
  •  'hte' rather than 'the'
  • 'dteailed' as opposed to 'detailed'
  •  'cred' instead of 'credit'
  •  'issus' rather than 'issued'

Daniel Moore responded by highligting all of the required corrections in red pen and giving the letter a grade of D Minus.

He says the notice was 'insulting' - as he's being punished and told his child needs to attend classes to learn to write and spell.

A spokesman for Devon County Council said: "We have been trialling a new IT printing system and a number of mistakes were unfortunately not picked up before this letter was despatched.

"It is an embarrassing error and we have taken steps to ensure it won't be repeated."


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