School does U-turn after mom protests
Uncooperative: Edenglen Primary School gave a mom the run-around before accepting her child. Johannesburg - When Mahatse Modise* bought her house in Iliondale, Edenvale, three years ago, it was so that her daughter could do her schooling at Edenglen Primary School, just 2km away. And when the application process opened for the 2014 academic year for Gauteng’s public schools in April this year, she was in the front of the queue.
If the applicant is outside this feeder zone, the name will be on waiting list B. The placement process gives priority to children on waiting list A.
If there’s still space after these children have been placed in the school, those on waiting list B, in accordance with their waiting list number, will be placed. Modise was number seven on waiting list B.
She contacted the district to find out how the school worked out its feeder zone and was told to wait for the outcome of the application process before querying it. Last week, the school notified her that her daughter’s application had been rejected.
When she went back to the district office, she was told to go back to the school and get appeal forms. Modise said she was also referred to Eastleigh Primary, about 4km away from her home.
Edenglen is more convenient in terms of transport because there are taxis (going to the school) that pass by my gate.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Independent on Saturday