It doesn't look like the school system's resolve to turn down year-round applications when it impacts diversity is weakening.
As noted in today's article, Rosa Gill, chairwoman of the school board, said they want to avoid repeating how year-round schools had very low percentages of low-income students when admission was all voluntary.
"You know that year-round schools were elitist before," Gill said.
Gill said they need to consider the impact on the health of the sending traditional-calendar school and receiving year-round school.
It's these factors that help explain why only 1,797 of 3,750 year-round applicants, or 48 percent, were accepted in 2008. The acceptance rate was only 36 percent at year-round elementary schools.
Click here for last year's school-by-school totals.
Gill said they are trying to help some families improve their chances of getting into a year-round school this year. That's why said she said they changed the year-round application nodes at Oak Grove Elementary, resulting in kids going to Adams Elementary.
Gill said altering the draw areas for both schools will make it easier for people to get into the year-round program.