Let Brisbane Residents Choose Their School
We respectfully request the Brisbane School Board delay
their vote on the proposal to redefine the geographic boundaries within Brisbane for elementary school enrollment assignments.
Currently those students who live in Brisbane at the Ridge have the option to attend either Panorama or Brisbane Elementary. We respectfully request to retain the right to choose the location that is right for each of our families.
We do not believe there has been enough time and care spent studying this proposal which would give all Brisbane the due process they deserve.
We understand that Panorama is currently under-enrolled. We ask that you seek other solutions to that problem. It is our understanding that the Brisbane Elementary kindergarten is not overenrolled for Fall of 2013.
We ask that the Brisbane School District board members consider the ramifications of this proposal very seriously, such as transportation and after-care for affected families, and the effect on property value at the Ridge. We request that a more formal study be conducted to look at these issues, as well as future community growth trends and the impact on our schools to determine if this geographic boundary change will have the desired impact.
Finally, we would request that existing BES families are allowed to be "grandfathered" into the proposal, should it be approved. All families that currently have a child/children enrolled in BES should be exempt from transferring or enrolling their children at Panorama. It would be a logistical nightmare for these families to have children at two different schools, or alternatively to uproot existing Brisbane Mountaineers.
Please give this proposal the further time and study it requires. We respectfully request the Brisbane School Board delays its' vote and that no changes to the boundary take place at this time.