Glendale Unified officials Wednesday were called on once again to answer questions regarding the magnet designations and modified enrollment procedures at three local elementary schools during a special meeting hosted by the Northwest Glendale Homeowners Assn.
Last year the district applied for and received a three-year, $7.5-million magnet grant to enhance existing language programs and to develop additional education themes at Keppel, Edison and Franklin elementary schools. Accepting the federal dollars meant the district would also have to accept federal enrollment guidelines, blurring traditional geographic boundaries for the three campuses.
Glendale Unified and out-of-district families were required to complete an application and enter a lottery process — initiated last week — in order to secure a spot. Written into the grant is a tiered set of priorities that guarantees no Glendale child would be displaced by a child who lives in another district.