Move over, Wiley Elementary, there’s a new school in town.
And it’s bringing some trepidation and uncertainty with it. I had a mom approach me the other day, “Cari! Are your kids going to White Bluffs or staying at Wiley next year?”
I told her we live squarely on top of what is called ‘bird hill’ (streets named Hummingbird, Seahawk, Eagle, etc) so it would be Wiley for us. I asked her about her situation. She lives in the White Bluffs area so her son, who has attended Wiley for the past few years, is expected to go to White Bluffs next year.
Parents are nervous about the change, as parents will be. The kids probably don’t care, as kids don’t usually compare and contrast schools and discuss them over dinner!
So, where is your child going next year?
Update: Richland is a by-choice district, and if a parent got their petition in before the deadline, their Wiley boundary child can attend White Bluffs, or the White Bluffs child could attend Wiley. In a stroke of sheer stupidity, apparently the children will not know what school they’re going to attend until after Labor Day. O-kay…school begins August 28th this year, so how exactly will this work?