Coronado Middle School is not a public school, at least not in my eyes. You need to be wealthy enough to live in Coronado to attend and this excludes the poor and the middle class - making it a "private public" school. Coronado also has it's own school district. Wealthy people have the power to influence the district lines to keep others out.

I originally posted this in anger over the Coronado district policy on residency that forced my son out of school at a time when he could not be enrolled elsewhere because it was too late in the semester. I believe this policy is wrong. I also believe that money has a lot of power and bad policies are often made for financial gain.

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PistolPete Jan. 11, 2010 @ 4:36 p.m.

I'm with the school on this one. I truly love the part where you blame the school for your decision to move without asking what the policy is. I also get the sneaking suspicion you're a native. I wonder why that is...

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David Dodd Jan. 11, 2010 @ 4:56 p.m.

I don't understand what the problem is... simply return the textbooks and get the paperwork, problem solved. I'm pretty sure that your son isn't devastated at the idea of a long vacation, and really, he isn't missing anything. Make him read a book while he's on vacation. Give him some math problems. That's what I'd do.

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Siobhan Braun Jan. 11, 2010 @ 5:07 p.m.

It’s not an elitist thing just a terrible rule.

This happened to us in El Cajon. When we moved to Tierrasanta I mentioned something to the school secretary figuring that finishing out the year would be no big deal. She said if you move out of district you can no longer attend the school period. She said she would pretend that she didn't hear me and to not mention anything to anyone at the school for the sake of my son. I kept my mouth shut and pretended we still lived there. He finsihed out the year.

It’s unacceptable that your new school isn’t allowing him to attend class yet. That doesn’t seem right. Good luck! I am sorry about your terrible situation!

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