Showing posts with label CHOICE schools. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CHOICE schools. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Let the Choice School fight begin

Throughout the District parents are feeling anxious about what schools, what programs, what teachers and/or what principal they will encounter come the 2011-2012 school year.

The tightening of District 150 school boundaries appears to limit the options that parents who are seeking boundary waivers have available. With the institution of the Choice Student Transfer program, waiting lists for schools will be built, while other schools are not even shown as a option. You can see the District 150 Middle School Choice Form and Primary School Choice Form below (click on thumbnails to enlarge).

What if a you find out Washington Gifted is not an option; you aren't lucky enough to win the charter school lottery; your neighborhood school no longer exists; you can’t afford private school; and the choice school available to you, is not the choice you would make for your child? Makes one understand why parents are driven to do what Kelley Williams-Bolar did.

Would it make you feel better to know that parents in other cities are facing the same problems (see article below from the New York Times)? Oh well, try to enjoy your summer vacation anyway and if you are still with District 150 next year, good luck finding a good fit with a school for the 2011-2012 school year.