Over on peoria.com a poster commented that she has been informed that her school (Glen Oak) did not make AYP. As a result, she is being offered the possibility of a boundary waiver for the 2012-2013 school year. The letter gave her four (4) schools to choose from.
Some of you regular readers may recall that several weeks ago, an Anonymous poster mentioned that only four (4) District 150 schools made AYP for the 2011-2012 school year...
"Just got a letter from District 150 stating that even though they don't have the 2011-2012 testing results they know our school, Glen Oak, is not going to meet state required levels therefore we are eligible to apply to have our student moved to a different District 150 school as long as we complete the application and turn it in before August 26th. My biggest problems with this are:
(1) they aren't guaranteed to accept/allow us to go to another school;
(2) they are not going to tell us IF they lets us witch school until August 26 however school starts on August 20th; and
(3) they list 4 schools that they allow us to pick from - 3 middle schools and 1 elementary.
Mark Bills Middle SchoolCalvin Coolidge Middle SchoolLindbergh Middle SchoolRoosevelt Magnet
The letter states that the district must give priority to the lowest achieving children from low-income families. What this says to me is that since my child has great grades (except Language Arts which she got a C in) we have little to no chance of actually getting the waiver granted. The problem is as long as she showed up, turned in her homework and behaves she gets a decent grade. Now ask me if she learned something last year and my answer is a resounding NO."