I am pleased that mom2boys’ son has been enrolled at Alki Elementary School. He was #1 on the wait list at Alki and was recently contacted by Enrollment Services to inform her of the change. This particular challenge arose because we have transition rules that govern the district’s migration from the old Open Choice system to the new geographically-based assignment plan. Grandfathering is generally a good thing, because it allows students to stay in the school they enrolled in under Open Choice until they age out of the school. Unfortunately in this case it was keeping her son in a school he didn’t want to attend, and because enrollment is now rising and many schools are at or near capacity, transferring back has proven difficult for some.
Thanks to all who posted comments in this discussion. I may be reached at email@example.com if you have an issue you would like assistance with. –Steve Sundquist