WAVE 3 Online reports “Parents say new student assignment plan leaves them nowhere to go.”
A 90 minute bus ride for a five-year old that also requires this young student to negotiate three bus transfers is just one horror story example.
If a parent did that on his or her own to a five year old, it would probably be considered child abuse. Young students often have enough trouble just finding their one correct bus at the end of a school day. Jefferson County expects this five-year old to correctly find three different buses in new and unfamiliar locations.
It’s no wonder that parent requests for transfers have mushroomed to well over 3,000, as reported in this video clip from WAVE 3 TV.
Could it be that Jefferson County is intentionally trying to force kids from wealthier homes out of public schools as a way to cut costs? If so, it looks like that plan is definitely working. But, if the idea is to meet the educational needs of students with a safe and caring school program, you have to score this idea with the lowest possible Kentucky school assessment score of “Novice – Non-Performance.”
If you have a Jefferson County student and are unhappy with the school assignment for your child, you can call the student assignment office at 485-6250. Maybe they’ll listen. At least you will add your name to the ever growing list of parents who are unhappy with the fact they have “nowhere to go.”