is duveneck overflown this year?
Original post made by a new duveneck parent on Feb 20, 2007
A New Duveneck Parent
on Feb 20, 2007 at 3:52 pm
Registering by Feb 2 gives you a better chance at getting a spot in your neighborhood school. Even thought you made that deadline, it still can take the administration a long time to let you know if you got a spot. First, they place all the sibliings. They also wait for all the choice lotteries to be completed, because that "removes" kids from neighborhood schools to choice schools. Then they see how many kids want into each school and the entire district--and this gives them some idea of whether they need to get more portables and/or create overflow classes. They do a lot of juggling. When I registered my first child several years ago, they said they would let us know around the middle of March, but I think it took longer than that.
The numbers keep shifting right up to the first day of school. New families arrive (they get leftover spots) and a number of families move across town, out of town, or to a private school.
on Feb 20, 2007 at 4:02 pm
Overflown? By an airplane? That's an interesting way of looking at the process and perhaps makes sense when you think about how they send kids across town and not just to the next school over. Try "overflowed" in the causative sense: the administration overflows students (makes student flow over the boundaries of one site to another site); these students are overflowed. No airplanes.
on Feb 21, 2007 at 10:03 am
What I would like to see the way they prioritize the allocation of all the slots open:
Priority Example List:
1. Kids of neighborhood with siblings already enrolled
2. Kids of non-neighborhood with siblings already enrolled
3. Kids of Teachers irrespective of neighborhood
4. Kids of City Staff
5. Kids of the neighborhood
6. Kids of Non-neighborhood
Rest assured, you will not be able to get this kind of a list. You will get all sorts of answer, like "we dont know the new folks moving to the city, we dont know this, we dont know that".
In private enterprise it is called "hand waving".