Kindergarten Update

If you recall my last rant post about our kindergarten woes, we had been wait listed with little hope of getting in to two charter schools and were in the process of trying to get a permit out of our school district. If you’ve been watching Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and seeing the ridiculous school district that won’t let him into their schools, film any of their food, or talk to students or staff about the food, that would be our school district, so you can understand what I’m up against.

Well, we were denied the permit which means Samantha will be going to our neighborhood school in the fall. Last year about 3 out of 700 permits were approved, so it’s not surprising, but it is extremely disappointing and aggravating.  Again, I think if there are spaces available, I should be able to put my child into whichever school I want. I am none to happy, but private school is too expensive and I don’t think I’m up for home schooling, although I now understand why people home school.  So, we’re going to suck it up for a year and hope that things go well.

Sammy has her pre-K physical exam scheduled for Tuesday and after the forms are filled out we’ll go register her.

The plan is to apply again next year for the two charter schools.  I’m also going to be looking at charter schools a little farther away to see if we can get her in there.

I was talking to our next door neighbor last weekend. I knew their daughter went to our first choice school, but I didn’t realized their older son never got in.  He went to a different elementary school and now goes to high school about twenty minutes away.  They’re looking at middle schools for their daughter now, because as he said, the grade schools aren’t great, but  they’re safe.  The middle and high schools are terrible and not safe.

I’m hoping she has a good experience next year and gets in somewhere else for first grade.  We’re number 12 on one of the wait lists now, so there’s a chance, however slim, that we could get in there after school starts or if people change their minds over the summer.  Fingers crossed.

I’m ready to move to get out of this ridiculous, poorly managed district. You know there’s a problem when the teachers and administration don’t send their own kids to the public schools. Glad my tax dollars allow them to afford private school.

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  1. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    Twitter: grumpygrateful

    I watched some of the Food Revolution. I found it ironic that they were so worried about their image and in the process made their image so much worse than if they would have let him in.

    3 of 700 permits seems so extreme to me. Hopefully you will get into your charter school.
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    • Jessica Anne says:

      Yeah, 3 out of 700 to me just says they don’t even bother reading them or thinking about them, they just have their red stamp out and ready. Every time I watch Food Revolution I get so angry thinking these are the people in charge of my kids’ educations.

  2. The Drama Mama
    Twitter: poopscoopinmama

    3 of 700 seems extreme to me too. Good luck with this. I hope you get into the charter school.

    BTW, there’s a couple of houses in my neighborhood for sale. We have GREAT schools. Hint. Hint. ;)
    The Drama Mama´s last post ..Crazy Days of Summer weekly photo challenge

  3. Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli
    Twitter: kristinglas

    I’ve been thinking of you while watching food revolution, making them look like dreadful sticks in the mud. hee hee.
    We are allowed to send our kids to any school in the city, if there is room. I don’t think there will be room at Clarabel’s school for Laila, so she will go to our home school. It’s not a huge complication.


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