In spite of watching 800 hours of Law and Order, I'm no legal expert. But the JCPS argument regarding these words has seemed strained at best on a strictly semantical standpoint. Isn't a reasonable expectation that if you are told you can enroll in your neighborhood school, it means that you can attend the school?
Whatever the decision, I hope that we're finally to the end of the fighting, arguments, and anger of almost 40 years of busing. Should the Kentucky Supreme Court rule against the current student assignment plan, I hope that JCPS moves in a direction that doesn't simply create more legal action.
I personally would love to have a great neighborhood school system within JCPS like I had as a student in Oldham County. The biggest advantage was growing up with a sense of community of parents and students from K through 12, which kept us from some of the social hardships that hit in both Middle and High School for many students.
If neighborhood schools is the direction we're moving, I hope that JCPS responds quickly and creates a plan that allows each school to offer the best academic program possible. My fear is that eliminating or greatly reducing choices will drive even more parents out of JCPS because they'll no longer have access to the best schools in the district. If our choices are narrowed to options we don't like, we'll certainly be considering moving our daughter elsewhere.
What do you think/hope the decision will be and why?
UPDATE: NO DECISION WAS MADE TODAY. SORRY, WHAS 11 APPEARS TO HAVE JUMPED THE GUN