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Old 11-26-2007, 01:10 PM
 
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We recently moved into Fleetwood and just found out we are not zoned for Pennington-Grimes (elementary school) which is where we wanted to send our son next year. We are terribly disappointed as we are paying an astronomical amount of taxes and feel we should be entitled to go the this school. (I believe we are 2 houses from what would be considered the "zoned" area for Pennington).

Any advice?

Thanks!

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Old 11-26-2007, 04:17 PM
 
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Nothing I can suggest. It's really important before you settle on a house to get this kind of stuff in writing.
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Old 11-26-2007, 05:14 PM
 
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I agree with Viralmd--unfortunately, towns in Westchester are extremely strict about this, and I doubt that there is anything you could say to the powers that be to persuade them to let your child attend that school. The only possibility is if they allow nonresidents to pay tuition for their children so they can attend. Some districts do this, but others don't--you'd have to call the district office and ask.
Is the school your child is eligible to attend really that bad? Maybe if you look into it a little more, you'll discover some good things about it.
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Old 11-27-2007, 05:46 AM
 
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Thanks for the advice, I will try the district office to see if there is anything that can be done (even if it means a slight tuition fee). I was told this school has a great rating (for the area) and since we are practically in walking distance it would be a much easier commute for his grandmother to drop him off. Not to mention he has a few friends that are zoned for this school. Unfortunately, I will have to figure something out.

Thanks again for the reply Viralmd and Karen 824!
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