I took my daughter out of public school for the same exact reason as Ms. Weeks. The cost is phenomenal, especially for a single parent such as myself, but I will not allow the public school system to send my daughter to a school 20 miles away when the school she has been attending is two miles away! This redistricting has caused a lot of conflict and un-necessary stress for many families. When my daughter saw the public school busses and friends standing at their bus stops yesterday morning...she cried all the way to her private school. Her personality has changed from a happy outgoing person to being very sullen and withdrawn. The powers that be that are behind the redistricting don't stop to realize the stress and strain they put on most children by taking them away from familarity and friends they have known all their lives and... they don't care. My daughter has suffered migraines from it. I wish I could send her doctor bills to the redistricting committee! She didn't have headaches until all this mess started. I know of several parents that removed their children from public schools due to redistricting. I too moved to a neighborhood expressly to send my daughter to a certain school only to have that opportunity snatched away from her without a second thought. I seriously thought of moving..again..so my daughter could stay with her friends and attend the same school. However, the stess of the thought of being redistricted yet again down the road is just too much.
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