I have escaped from behind the fabled Pine Curtain of northeast Texas.
I have learned much.
Here is my tale...
Saturday, February 06, 2010
Photos from the end of the world/the AISD HQ parking garage last night.
People brought cots and tents. People got cozy.
I managed to stay pretty warm, and eventually slept for a couple of hours in my sleeping bag on the ground.
There were some pretty epic snorers. There were people there with their kids. One (single) mom was there with her 4 kids, including a toddler and a baby.
And there were people who talked. All. Night.
My line neighbors were nice/non-annoying people.
And after 14 hours of waiting, when they finally opened up the doors and started taking the forms, the whole "transaction" took a grand total of 15 seconds. I ended up being the 75th form they took. There were 11 people in front of me going for the same elementary school I want The Geej in, but I'm hoping and praying they were all going for the kindergarten slots. I won't know anything about whether or not the transfer was accepted until late March at the earliest. In th meantime, we'll try and come up with a Plan B.
I've got some thoughts on how they could make this process better, and I'll be sending those to the AISD school board, because this process? Sucks.