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Old 08-21-2009, 08:07 AM
Location: Twin Cities, MN
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We just moved to San Antonio from MN and have not had a great experience with the elemetary school process so far. We moved to Stone Oak, in a neighborhood that has a capped school, a BIG mistake. While we did know this, I did not realize that the busing was a complete mess! My children are supposed to go to Canyon Ridge, but are being sent to Stone Oak. That is fine. But... we were informed last night at Meet the Teacher night, that they may not have transportation next week! That is completely unacceptable! I was never informed until last night that transportation was going to be an issue. Canyon Ridge, this summer, told me that we would get transportation to Stone Oak. Had I known this, we would have picked a different area of San Antonio. The guy at the transportation office told me this morning that I need to have a back up plan!!! Well, that may be a problem seeing as we both work! Parents should be told this PRIOR to a few days before school starts. BTW, we wouldn't even have found this out last night had we not stopped at the office on our way out to ask if the routes had been made yet. Then she has us fill out a form that she had to fax to the transportation office last night and tells us it can take 7 days to process! Uh... SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY!!!

Old 08-21-2009, 08:10 AM
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Location: San Antonio
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Surely there will be other parents in the same boat. Maybe the office staff at the school can hook you up with other parents or the PTA, so that you can form a carpool?
Old 08-21-2009, 09:09 AM
Location: San Antonio
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If you have school age children why would you move into an area where the schools are already so crowded that they are not accepting any more students. If you think the transportation system for school kids is a mess wait until you see the traffic that the general public has to deal with after school starts on Monday in that area. For the life of me I can't see why people are so drawn to that mess out there. Must be some really slick marketing to transplants.
Old 08-21-2009, 09:31 AM
Location: Twin Cities, MN
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Well, moving from another state it's kind of hard to know these things before. Yes, we researched, but that only gives you so much info. I guess you don't know until you get here and learn the hard way.
Old 08-21-2009, 09:46 AM
Location: San Antonio
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Don't feel like the Lone Ranger, there are a lot of people in the same boat out there. Just out of curiosity, why did you choose the Stone Oak area to live. You both work, do you both work in the area? Surely it wasn't the schools since they are capped. For some reason, you move all the way from MN and were convinced that Stone Oak was the best place to settle in San Antonio. Did you know that this is where you wanted to live before you came to town? Did you come to town, look around, and pick Stone Oak as your favorite spot? I'm not trying to be argumentive or a smart alleck. I've just always been curious as to what makes people want to live there.
Old 08-21-2009, 10:14 AM
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yet another reason to home school

Hope it gets sorted out
Old 08-21-2009, 10:24 AM
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I feel your pain. We moved to SA a year ago and had a similar problem when we tried to register my daughter at canyon ridge. However they were able to get an opening in that grade.

there's a lot of people moving into stone oak (and out due to traffic!) and bulverde. this year we were unable to switch to tejeda middle as we are moving to bulverde because they were capped. i have not approach them about the bus to bush middle from our new home yet but am prepared to ferry them myself.
Old 08-21-2009, 11:03 AM
Location: ATX
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Wow. That's horrible. I always thought they had buses over to get the kids if the school was capped. That's pretty lame. I'm not going to mention the "why did you move to that area when you knew the school was capped" stuff because the schools in that area are reason enough to move out that way. And NISD kids deal with that stuff too. I just wish there was an easy solution for you!
Old 08-21-2009, 11:07 AM
Location: Midwest
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It's easy to pick on StoneOak, but the same problems are starting to creep up in other fast growing areas like Culebra/Potranco/Westover HIlls, etc. Soon, everyone will be fleeing those areas. Enjoy it while you can, folks!
Old 08-21-2009, 11:13 AM
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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I'm with Snappybob there are so many other areas in NEISD that have schools that are just as good, or better that aren't capped. I feel very little sympathy for people that move to Stone Oak and then realize that the area is over-hyped.
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