At the moment I'm in Bellevue, not Seattle, and this is mostly about elementary, not middle, and we're hoping to get into and figure out the private school route, but this kind of thing is why we started looking that route in the first place...
Parents may get less of a choice
(Tan Vinh, Seattle Times)
Seattle's difficult school-closure process is under way, but ahead may loom another far-reaching — and potentially contentious — change: reducing elementary-school choice.
District officials say the popular choice system — which, since 1989, allows families to apply for slots in schools beyond their immediate neighborhood — may need to be scaled back to cut transportation costs.
The issue could come up for discussion as early as this fall, and if the School Board approves, students would have fewer enrollment options as early as fall 2007.
"We are not eliminating school choice, but we want to reduce it," said board President Brita Butler-Wall.
Actually something like this would benefit the gifted kids, because the schools with each township'd gifted program wouln't be as likely to be overfilled because not just anyone can go.
BUt I won't let it get that far.
It's privae school or home school for Amy.
Eastside Prep it is!