brown eyed fox

that apple is still good!

blabberingcarissa fox9 Comments

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SO… when you move into a new city… town… what have you…
there are MANY things you consider when purchasing a home… right!
like where it is in proximity to work… shopping… everyday conveniences…
yadda yadda… and WHERE your children will attend SCHOOL!
this has ALWAYS been a BIGGY for us…
like everyone else we want the best for our kids…
and do what we can to make that happen!


when we left Texas and moved to Colorado…
THE decision maker on which house we were to buy
was grounded by which school she would attend!
and what a GREAT school it was… we will miss it dearly…
well… not the school…
the awesome PEOPLE inside that make it the special place it is!
now… EVEN THOUGH we knew Grand Junction had “school of choice”…
where you can CHOOSE where you want your child to attend…
we knew that when the schools get full… they get full…
and the people in the district… area… would have precedence… makes sense right?
and we saw that happen… knew of people from out of the are who tried to get it…
but it was full… so they attended the school in their area.


since i can remember this has always been a BIG decision when buying a home!
not only for you but for resale too…
you want to live in the district with the best schools!


fast forward to our purchase here in Wyoming…
we considered many things…
and the biggy was which school our girls would attend!
we knew that here they have what they call “open enrollment”…
thinking it was similar to Grand Junction…
to our SHOCK… it is NOT!
it JANUARY of each year you choose three schools in order of preference 
of where you want your children to attend!


you can imagine that the best schools…
most desirable schools… are on the top of those lists.
why not… right!
well… for families moving in… relocating to the area… yadda yadda…
you can imagine what happens…
you get what’s LEFT!
you get what no one else wanted to grab from the bowl! 
 

when speaking to the administrative head…
she did say they have been very surprised
by all the new kids moving into the area over the summer…
so i know we are not the ONLY parents facing this situation!
so… what will they do when all the schools are full… what then?
THEN will they MAKE ROOM in the schools… hmmmmm!


needless to say we are feeling very deflated!


by all means we think the “idea” is great!
how wonderful to be able to go to a school YOU choose!
this whole concept is just very different to us!
BY ALL MEANS…
families that have been living here should be able to choose…
but what about the new families… the new growth in the area?
oh… it is very discouraging!


venting… here… just venting!


so here we are!
school is just around the corner
and we are scrambling to make the RIGHT decision…
looking down ALL avenues…
turning over EVERY rock…
considering EVERYTHING…
and then remembering that we have NO CONTROL!
remembering to turn it over to HIM!
praying that it all works out… well… it WILL!
leaning on faith and confidence that it will BE as it SHOULD!


i think i might go slice up that apple & enjoy what’s left WITH some peanut butter!

here’s to looking… leaning… counting on… the BRIGHT side!