As much as I agree with sending students to schools within their neighborhoods, I don't understand how it can can happen when a number of students come from nomadic households. A student may live on Genesee St. at the start of the school year but by the end of the school year he/she has had 3 different addresses in 3 different zip codes within the city.
As for dealing with the issues of mass numbers of students downtown and the fights that take place because of it, maybe the district should go back to bussing students back to their neighborhoods on school busses instead of using RTS. I also say that many students fight downtown because they believe they can get away with it. If the district would begin deploying school officials who know the students to the downtown area during these student transitions. The students will be less likely to fight because they can be identified.
Just a couple of suggestions.
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