Zarrow magnet school lottery goes off without a hitch after district leaders find compromise

Posted at 9:36 PM, Mar 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 23:25:29-05

TULSA -- After coming up with a compromise, the lottery for Zarrow International School enrollment went off this time without a hitch. 

As we reported Tuesday, dozens of parents objected a last minute policy change that could have split up families vying to get into one of Tulsa’s most popular magnet schools. So district leaders postponed the drawing until Friday night. 

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This time things went much smoother. No one raised their voice or had any major objections to the compromise which allowed all the siblings first shot at enrollment, while creating a lengthy waiting list for families in one section of the city.

“Because of the number of seats in quadrant four that went to siblings that just means that there are no seats for new families right and in their wait list will be much longer,” said Chief of Schools Errick Greene.

Because quadrant 4— one of four sections in the city eligible to enroll— did not accept any new families this year, their waiting list is longer than most with more than 25 families on the waiting list for next school year.

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