The kids in neighborhood surrounding Ohlone school area get the worst deal in the school boundary proposal
Original post made by concerned parent, Midtown, on Jan 11, 2007
If the school board adopts the current proposed of the 13-elementary school, the neighborhood children near the Ohlone school with get the worst deal in the district. Under this plan, these neighborhood children will have to:
1. Cross Oregon Expwy to attend Garland with kids from the other side of Oregon Expwy, starting on 2011
2. Be separated from those kids as they will go to Jordan while the Ohlone neighborhood kids will go to JLS.
3. Then, again, be separated with the 'new' friends from JLS to go to Paly.
Under the 12-elementary options, the neighborhoold school for these kids will still be Palo Verde, which is already overcrowded so some of these kids will still have to go to another school further away from their neighborhood. Regardless of which elementary school they can get into, they will have to attend JLS, and then to Paly.
To view the complete information about the school boundary proposal, click here Web Link
These kids deserve the same peer streaming from elementary to middle to high school that the majority of the district kids already taking for granted. They are already being denied from attending their neighborhood school (Ohlone). Why are they and their neighborhood continued to be treated as second-class citizens?
The board is schedule to vote on the new school boundary on 2/6, with the last meeting about this subject is scheduled on 1/16. If you are living in this neighborhood, I urge you to contact the school board members to let them know your concerns and that our kids deserve the same considerations as the rest of the kids in the district Web Link and if possible, attend one or both of these 2 last meeting to make sure that these kids are not continued to be ignored.
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