Some things are pretty clear:Ruthie adds:
The District staff don't really want to do anything about changing the Garfield attendance area. In fact, they don't appear to really want to change any attendance areas. Instead, a lot of the options for Garfield had to do with re-arranging APP.
Several of the vaguely-described potential "options" for fixing the overcrowding problem at Garfield seem to involve APP.And, Lendlees writes:
My bet is that the District isn't going to tell us what this latest round of hosing will look like until January. This would be a GREAT time to get someone from the APP-AC to answer some questions on this blog, guys, chief among them being "Who, exactly, is advocating for our kids in this process?"
Sorry to be cranky. I still have PTSD from the elementary split.
They are planning once again to move/split/whatever APP without any thought as to where the students will go. (or as Parent said, how many APP students live in the Garfield zone)Update: Good discussion in the comments.
Update: An anonymous parent claims letters are going out from Robert Vaughan saying that APP at Garfield "likely" will be broken up soon. The parent made the full text of the letter available.
Update: Active discussion on Robert Vaughan's letter in the comments of a post at the Seattle Public Schools Community Blog.
Update: Another post at the Seattle Public Schools Community Blog, "Questions About if APP is Split Off From Garfield".
Update: In another post at the Seattle Public Schools Community Blog, "Possible Outcome for Garfield", Charlie Mas writes:
The District is going to do something about Garfield and what they are going to do is limit APP access to the school. The full weight of reducing the overcrowding at Garfield will fall on APP.
This was their intent from the start and it is the reason that they drew the Garfield attendance area as they did. They want to break up APP because the District improves school test scores by re-arranging the distribution of high performing students.