Concerned about placement at Thousand Oaks
Hi, my multi racial family just moved to Berkeley from Boston. We moved to Berkeley instead of Oakland largely from folks reviews of the public schools, but then our Kindergartener got placed at our last choice school. Is there anyway to appeal it? I was not impressed with equity reports of Thousand Oaks, or the statistics on Black kids at the school as compared to white ones. Any insights would be great! After moving cross country I’m just so worried about finding a good fit for him. We were hoping for Rosa Parks as he has a very intense interest in science and nature, another top choice for us was Sylvia Mendez because he has previously been in a spanish immersion preschool and is bilingual. I really can’t afford/don’t want to send him to a private school but am considering it as I think these early years, especially with our huge transition, are so important. Anyone have a kindergartner at Thousand Oaks? Any of the other schools private or public in the area you’d recommend? Anyway to get a placement change? I am looking for a diverse school with a good science program.