I was recently rejected from turning in my son's kindergarten application at the SFUSD because my PG&E bill was too old. With living in SF for over 10 years, working full-ime for a non-profit here in the City and paying property taxes on a small TIC I was feeling insulted and sort of entitled. I left frustrated but went back with a more up to date bill and his application was accepted. The next day at work I was venting about this and the kindergatren process to a co-worker of mine. His 2 children both go to a "trophy school" and his family lives in Marin!?! I had no idea that once a child starts school in SF they can stay for the convenience of parents who work here. This seems unfair and I am wondering if it is actually legitimate? I have no interest in getting this guys kids kicked out of school, but it does seem off that some children who live outside of the county are allowed to keep coveted spots for their parents convenience. I am wondering how common this is, families who live elsewhere but the parents commute in to SF for work and send their kids to public school here?
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Hot topic: SFUSD and out-of-district students
This from an SF K Files reader: