One aspect of boundaries being redrawn in Indian Prairie School District 204 is the notion of splitting schools: some kids from a middle school will go to one high school while some of their classmates will go to a different high school. Has your kid ever been separated from close friends because of splitting?
The same situation has happened to many parents of elementary school kids who are sent to different middle schools. In either instance, we want to hear from you. Comment here, and if you're willing to talk to us for a story we're working on then please include a working e-mail address at which we could contact you.
We want to know, what anxiety did the situation cause you, your child and family? How did you cope with it? Did your child remain friends with the former classmate after the separation, or did the friendship slip away?