Blogging Bayport Alameda

September 9, 2014

Divergent

Filed under: Alameda, School — Lauren Do @ 6:09 am

In good news, enrollment is up at Alameda Unified School District from last year according to the five day report.  More kids means more attendance money for the district and more little minds to educate.  There are so many little Transitional Kindergartens running around that the district launched a TK class at Lum where there was not a TK class last year.

In bad news because the enrollment is up that means that certain elementary schools are overenrolled which means that some kids are going to get bumped, which is going to be really sad and really hard for those kids, here’s how it’s looking:

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Seven third graders from Edison and nine third graders from Otis!  That’s a lot of shuffling around of kids.

According to the district here is the process on how kids get bumped:

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So first to get bumped are the kids not from Alameda, so there should be no worries about some kid from outside of Alameda taking a spot from a kid from Alameda.   Next are the kids who enrolled from a different Alameda school.  And then kids who, even though the might live in the zone, enrolled last, they will be the final set to get moved if it comes to that.  I don’t know what happens if all those steps are exhausted and there are still too many students.   I imagine the school district doesn’t want to have to deal with that eventuality either.

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3 Comments

  1. Encinal H. S.’s 9th grade class is way bigger than planned, it turns out, so they’re still making adjustments — new wave of class changes coming on Monday, apparently. Best laid plans and all….

    Comment by Ed — September 9, 2014 @ 6:34 am

  2. The way I read step 3, that can get you all the way down to one student. Unless everyone enrolled simultaneously on day 1, everyone submitted in order and can be bumped accordingly. Would suck for sure. Anecdotally, it seems like there is a good amount of people transferring into those two schools in particular, so they should be fine sending people back to Lum and Haight, etc.

    Comment by BMac — September 9, 2014 @ 7:17 am

  3. I believe that if they get down to step 3 and there is still overenrollment, the Day 1 kids are put into a lottery.

    Comment by Oh the Irony! — September 9, 2014 @ 10:20 am


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