Citing space limitations, officials of the Kanawha County school system just sent letters to about 20 students denying them permission to transfer to George Washington High School.
This is the second year in which the school system has blocked transfers to the school. But two teachers at GW want permission for their children to transfer to George Washington. The issue split the school board.
"I'm not going to sit here and say we can allow it
for a select few," board president Pete Thaw said at a recent board meeting.
Board member Becky Jordon disagreed and pointed out that teachers at other schools are allowed to transfer their children to their schools.
However, those schools are not overcrowded.
George Washington is.
The county should have one set of rules that applies to everyone equally - both to those whose parents work for the schools and those whose parents do not.
That should be the policy for every agency across the land. Government does not benefit from being seen as an insider's game.