Thank you to Beth for inviting guest bloggers.
I moved to Seattle in the summer of 2006 and enjoyed (cough) the project of enrolling my kindergarten-aged child in the public schools months after the school choice period. After weathering a mistaken placement, my daughter landed in the Montessori program at T.T. Minor. While we were happy with her experience with the program, and enjoyed being able to take her to a neighborhood school that we could walk to from home and work, we moved her to Lowell this fall to start first grade.
So now both schools are slated for closure, and my daughter will perhaps be on to school #3. I am gathering from various discussions and blogs that this closure shuffle and the attendant displacement and displeasure is something of a biannual rite. At least, I suppose, I do not have to second-guess my decision to move her to one school from the other.