People For and Against New D230 Attendance Zones Have Their Say (Video)

Consolidated High School District 230 held a special meeting Tuesday night to explain the rationale behind a plan that would restrict students living in two areas from attending Sandburg, while those against the plan offered their views.

A variety of thoughts were shared Tuesday night about a proposed plan to change Consolidated High School District 230’s attendance boundaries at Center School in Orland Park.

Those for the plan say it will balance out a growing disparity in attendance between Carl Sandburg, route: {:controller=>"listings", :action=>"show", :id=>"carl-sandburg-high-school"} -->, and

Jim Harmening September 21, 2012 at 01:35 PM
The Tinley central kids go to Tinley Park High School, Oak Forest High School and Sandburg. The district runs from 183rd on the south to 143 on the north. The Orland kids go five years to Kruse Elementary, by memorial park, in Orland park, they go 3 years to middle school at Central in Tinley.
bob busch September 21, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Dear Jim thank you for the information,like I said nobody can predict the future. But I have a real concern over the present situation if this is actually an educational problem,why did the district allow Sandburg s enrollment to get so far above Stagg and Andrew? If balancing the enrollment is such a problem why is it so unbalanced right now? Sandburg has over one thousand students more than either school.Why didn't the board balance enrollment five years ago? One possible reason is money,even if you have the same programs at each school more money goes to Sandburg just by virtue of its enrollment.
Catalina Mom September 25, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Attn CATALINA and GOLFVIEW Residents....If they take SANDBURG From us, all we will have left of "Orland" is our POOL PASS and our LIBRARY CARD! We pay for a ZIP CODE that wants NOTHING to DO With US! Why is this??? WE are BEGGING the MAYOR and the BOARD to include us in our own Community. How is that EVEN up for Debate???
iceman63 September 28, 2012 at 01:00 AM
Can someone please explain the urgency to this decision? Is it budgeting--staffing, is it money for bussing, is it board members trying to preserve the AP programs? AND how can the administration and board predetermine which programs are going to be cut when they do not know accurate numbers? why would you take away ANY class without knowing that students will or won't be taking it? How can they decide to get rid of Band at Andrew if there will be enough students enrolled to keep it? I thought this is about enrollment numbers, not just slashing classes to punish those who are stuck having to stay at Andrew, which by the way, is a GREAT school! Well organized, good administration and solid staff. I know the district wants to keep kids from one elementary district all-together, however, eventually they will be separated. (In preparing students for college, they aren't all going together to the same college.) But on the flip side, I feel it's silly and not fiscally responsible to move students who are a stone's throw from a school to a bus ride away- that's a waste of bus fuel.
Tatiana September 28, 2012 at 03:29 AM
I agree with you. As a side note, if schools were assigned based on proximity as a first priority, wouldn't the kids still have the potential be at school with other kids who they grew up with in their neighborhoods?


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