Thursday, August 5, 2010
Choice for whom?
We've received reports that families have received their "school choice" brochures as recently as yesterday August 4 - although the deadline for applying for a choice was August 3 at 4:00 pm.
Is this just simply yet another management snafu? Did "someone" wait too long to get these documents to the post office? Anyone with knowledge of direct mail knows that bulk mail delivery is unpredictable and you need to give the post office plenty of delivery time. Who did not plan properly? Were they planning to blame this on the post office?
Or - could it be that someone just forgot that they were supposed to communicate to all students about school choice? Not all students have access to the internet. Apparently, all of the students the system wanted to communicate their choice options to have been notified and have registered. However, there are thousands who had no idea they had a choice - and now, the deadline has passed.
Is someone trying to slide this in at the 11th hour as a CYA move? Or is the everyday management of this system at a standstill due to the fact that too many regular staff were cut in order to save the administration?