All the recent discussion about waitlist and overflows got me wondering why some teachers who don't live in our district are able to jump over others on a waitlist, even when the parent doesn't teach at that particular school site? Does the teachers' union really have that much power that teachers' kids have priority over the children of tax paying residents?
I see the benefit of offering space, if available, to non-resident teachers' children, but I always thought they were pretty much last in the pecking order.
Can anyone in the know point me toward policy on this?
Why is it that non-resident school district employees can get their children into an elementary school that has a waiting list?
Original post made by just curious, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jan 11, 2007