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Reverse Lottery at Palo Verde
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on Apr 21, 2010
I got a letter from Palo Verde today saying that due to over enrollment there is a reverse lottery that will take place on Apr 28. Whichever name gets picked out will get over flowed. Can someone explain to me what the logic of that is? Also if there are issues of overflow in elementary schools are there not better ways of addressing it than making parents wait until the end to figure out where their child is going to school? Why cant the school have a first come first serve enrollment period where there is atleast some assurance of getting into a neighborhood school? I read somewhere on this forum that there were questions about the logic of the immersion programs when there is a problem with over enrollment. I did not agree with them initially but now that my kid is hanging in limbo not going where he is going to go, I am not so sure of how diverting public funds to teach kids spanish and mandarin helps me when my kid is not even assured of getting into his neighborhood school. They say that when space becomes available the overflowed kid will be moved back to the neighborhood school? How is that going to help a kid adjust half way in the school year? Is anyone on the school board listening and can help address this?
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