In the Notebook's 2011 Fall Guide, the article "Applying to high school is a family affair" incorrectly stated that Cathy Roccia-Meier's son Pierce was diagnosed with autism in the 4th grade and that she began looking at high schools when he was in the 8th grade. Pierce was diagnosed when he was 4, and her search for a high school began when he was in the 4th or 5th grade. It also incorrectly stated that Roccia-Meier wished she had started the high school search early. In fact she said she wished she had started visiting open houses and doing shadow days a year earlier.
The Fall Guide's chart on high school admission rates for special admit and citywide schools contained erroneous data. After administrators disputed the School District data reflected in the chart, the Notebook contacted the District to verify the numbers and clarify the categories and was given new data indicating that several schools are not as hard to get into as they first appeared. The updated chart is available online. Officials said that the number of students accepted per school is not tracked centrally, raising continued questions about the validity of the data.