We are thinking about moving to another state to be closer to family. However, it is really important to us that our kids continue in a language immersion environment. There is an immersion public school in the city where we would like to move. However, without already living in the neighborhood, we have zero chance of getting a spot. But, we don't want to move without knowing if the kids would be able to get into the school (even if we were in the neighborhood, the chances are maybe 50/50 for this year only for our entering kinder - after that we would be hoping for any openings that come up in the future). The deadline to apply is early March.
So it seems kind of crazy for us to move there within the month so we can apply as living in the neighborhood. For one, we would have to sell our house, buy/rent there, move everything, etc. - then we still might not get in! Plus the kids would have no school to go to from March until the next September.
I've heard of people renting apartments just for the address, but I'm not sure I could do that with good conscience. I wish there was an oath I could take that says "Yes, I will truly move in-district if we are accepted into the school. I promise!" :)
Anyway, just wondering if anyone had a similar situation and what did you do? It seems like we should have moved before our oldest was in Kinder if we were going to do it. Let this be a lesson to all the parents with preschoolers. If you are going to move, do it now!