In the past several years, the actual "camp out" had become a "check-in", where the parents just went for a roll call. The amount of time they were there was minimal. With the new process the parents will learn much more about what our schools are about than in previous years and the time spent/commitment shown should be comparable.
I loved the line but I also understand that a 7 week long "commitment" is not feasible for everyone. I think what really changed my mind was the thought that a group of 20 parents could feasibly start the line together and take up an entire kindergarten class. There's zero fairness in that. I will miss the line but I really think the new process will continue to foster the integrity and diversity of our school.
Thats me leaf BUT don't worry, my "BOAT FLOATIN" days are long gone!!