We finally got a letter from the school board and Hobbit is allowed to transfer to the other elementary school in the area and they will provide transportation this year!!
Last year was such a nightmare that I was relieved to learn that after 3 years of receiving a "D" grade, the school board will allow transfers to other school at their dime. We got the school we wanted and we're overjoyed.
This doesn't mean that we will stop trying to get her into the charter school for the arts but at least this year we won't have to deal with the ignorance of her previous elementary school.