How flexible should the Wake County school system be handling transfer requests at capped schools, especially when medical reasons are being cited?
As noted in this article that will appear in Wednesday’s paper, Bruce Hatcher filed for a medical transfer to attend Lacy Elementary School so he could get his 5-year-old son into a nearby after-school program run by Highland United Methodist Church. His diabetic son had been going to Highland’s program for two years as the staff is trained to provide emergency insulin or Glucagon injections.
School administrators and, ultimately, the school board rejected the transfer request. They offered him the choice of going to Underwood or Stough elementary schools, which both have on-site after-school programs run by the YMCA of the Triangle that don’t administer insulin injections.