Broughton High School parents may come to rue the school board's decision to not demagnetize the school.
As noted in today's article, school board members told staff to look at ways to increase the number of magnet students at Broughton. Considering how landlocked the school is, that's going to mean moving some base students out.
That won't sit well with Broughton families who, as the old saying goes, want to have their cake and eat it too.
The Broughton parents want to both keep the magnet program and not have to lose any base students.
Debbie Mann, Broughton's PTSA president, said they will fight any reassignment plans that move base students out to free up magnet slots. She said it's the base that has made Broughton such a special school.
Mann also said that it doesn't make sense to replace base students with magnet students who are the same demographically. (If you recall, that was cited by board members for demagnetizing Daniels Middle School instead of opting to move base kids out to create more magnet slots.)
Base students account for 67 percent of Broughton's enrollment. Magnet students make up 26 percent. Other students, such as transfers, fill up the remaining 7 percent.
It could be yet another headache for the school board during the upcoming reassignment season.