What I know so far:
- At least 30 families were waitlisted and assigned to their neighborhood reference school rather than Garfield.
- Some other number may have been just assigned to their neighborhood school.
- The official district policy on the website which has always been followed up until now:
The IBX (Accelerated International Baccalaureate) program at Ingraham High School is currently available to all students identified as HC. Eligible students who wish to exercise this option, need to complete a school choice form during Open Enrollment, but not later than May 31st. Students who apply during Open Enrollment, are guaranteed seats. They may also apply after Open Enrollment; however, in this case, assignment would depend on space availablility. If a student applies for this program and is not assigned, the student’s default assignment will still be in effect (unless they apply for and are assigned to another school)."
org/students/academics/ advanced_learning/open_ enrollment_information/
- Enrollment is a district function, so the people to possibly contact are:
- Advanced Learning
- The district ombudsman.
- Board Members.
I've sent out a few inquiries of my own. Please add any information that you discover and if anyone is organizing any group action. In addition if you are not on the waitlist I'd like to know just to get an idea of the total # of people affected. I'm still hopeful that this will be amicably resolved since no procedure was followed to alter any of the policies.