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Online lottery for living skills summer school.

Original post made by Paly Parent, Palo Alto High School, on Feb 18, 2014

Just seen from an email that they have an online lottery for summer school. Is this ethical? Fair? Legal?

Why has this suddenly been announced, or have I missed discussion about summer school?

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Posted by Paly Parent
a resident of Palo Verde School
on Feb 18, 2014 at 7:16 am

Sorry too quick to submit, this is for living skills.


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Posted by Well, well, well
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 18, 2014 at 3:34 pm

This is a popular and necessary class. Demand outstrips supply of summer school teachers. What else are they gonna do?


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Posted by paly parent
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Feb 18, 2014 at 3:41 pm

No to mention that they have to offer it for free. We are lucky they are offering it at all!


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Posted by paly parent
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Feb 18, 2014 at 3:43 pm

First Paly Parent - why wouldn't this be fair, ethical or legal? A lottery is the best way to be fair if more students want to take the class than there are spaces. Unfortunately, its a pretty useless class for most kids.


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Posted by be careful what you wish for
a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Feb 18, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Well, they could just not offer it. That would be ethical, fair & Legal.

If they didn't have to offer it for free and provided scholarships then they could expand it. As it is, the law says it's better not to offer it at all than to ask those who are willing to pay/support it to do so. The district is the lesser for it but what can ya do?