Time to Re-Draw the Boundaries
The fact that certain schools in the San Carlos School District are over-enrolled isn’t news. It seems that every year either White Oaks, Brittan Acres or Arundel is dealing with an influx of new students that’s near their respective capacities, or they’ve had to resort to creating the dreaded “wait list.” Up until this past year though, the San Carlos School District has been able to work their magic ultimately get everyone into their school of choice. They’ve done a phenomenal job making it happen every year. But this year, their magic was no match for sheer numbers…
The White Oaks Effect
Because of this chronic enrollment problem, the topic of re-zoning the school boundaries has been discussed amongst the Board Members for well over a year, according to Trustee Seth Rosenblatt. However, the events that transpired at White Oaks School at the beginning of this year really brought the issue to the forefront, and a definitive plan is being put into place right now on how and when to implement the new boundaries.
If things go as planned, the new zones will finalized in the fall of this year, which would then be implemented with Kindergarten enrollment in the Spring of 2010 — for the 2010-11 school year.
Want to Learn More?
This topic is one of several that will discussed at the next School Board meeting, which just happens to be tomorrow night (Thursday). Here are the meeting details:
| Board Meeting Workshop
Thurday July 09, 2009 07:00 PM
Here’s the agenda for this Thursday’s meeting: San Carlos ESD Agenda.
As with every discussion regarding schools in San Carlos, this one should be very interesting. I imagine there will be some resistance to change, as some residents won’t want their home changed to a new school district. There’s absolutely a link between the desirability of neighborhood, and its respective school district, so I don’t expect some residents to give this one up too easily.
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