I just heard from the father of the daughter with a rare disability that Newark Charter School’s admissions office is letting his daughter into their lottery. This is good news, and I’m glad for everyone who reached out to Greg Meece at Newark Charter School. I got an email this morning from someone in Florida who emailed Meece! While this is not a guarantee she will be accepted into the school, she has a chance which is all the parents wanted based on her very unique situation. From what I’m hearing, there were 3,500 applicants and only 80 slots are open. The school has 190 Kindergarten students, but because of their enrollment preference that siblings get first dibs, that filled 110 slots already.
I wish this family all the luck in the world and I look forward to hearing the outcome. There are still some questions regarding the admission policy in and of itself, but for now, good news all around. The lottery is tonight at 6pm.