Showing posts with label boundary waivers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label boundary waivers. Show all posts

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Question: Is distance a factor in giving out boundary waivers?

I have a friend who lives three (3) blocks from Von Stueben Middle School which is located on Forrest Hill Street (see map below). The only other schools around them are crime filled and failing miserably (Glen Oak School - 4 blocks away, Lincoln School - 5 blocks away), but the School District tells them they cannot attend Von Stueben they must attend Glen Oak or Lincoln.

Can somebody explain to me how it makes any sense that the boy in the photo above lives on the 1900 block of Garden Street and attends Von Steuben Middle School on Forrest Hill Street? Isn't he closer to the wonderful Trewyn, Lincoln, Calvin Collidge and/or Sterling? Von Stueben is 5.7 miles away from his home, well outside of the taxing district in which he resides. It makes me wonder if distance is taken into consideration when giving out boundary waivers.