For this year, the BMG Mashgiach Rav Matisyahu Salomon-developed system for girls’ admission into high schools has crumbled, leaving parents and schools in a scramble.
In a letter to parents and schools, the High School Vaad, which was created to make sure that all girls get placed, stated, in part: “For the last 18 years, we had a system in place, and we had a coordinated approach to High School admission.
This year, it all went wrong, and girls are now being accepted into high school with short deadlines.
Due to these unforeseeable events, there is no longer a system for this year.
“To high schools that have been according to protocol-schools are currently accepting, and you should do,” the letter continued.
Every High School attempts to admit females concurrently as part of the Vaad method, which has been in effect until now, to ensure that every girl has a spot.
An anonymous askan quoted a Lakewood news source saying, “This year, one school broke the rules and admitted girls earlier than usual.
Other colleges were impacted by this and rushed to schedule interviews and increase enrolment.
Due to the former system’s extended waiting period before acceptances were announced, hundreds of students received word that they had a spot, while hundreds more were passed over or were not even interviewed.
Despite not having an official role this year, the Vaad will commit to helping every girl find a placement, according to one report.
What caused one institution to sabotage the procedure and rush the admissions process is unclear.