Numerous parents are voicing their frustrations after finding out their child did not get into their top 12 schools of choice through the One App school application system.
One state representative is now working to examine the issue but he says the entire charter school system in New Orleans may need review.
"My daughter-in-law called me because she was expecting my second grandchild. And she was in a tizzy because she said, 'Ms. Kim, she got zero placements' and I was like 'what do you mean she didn't get placement?'" Kim Rugon said.
It wasn't a mistake that, Rugon's grandchild, Khloe Rugon, did not get into any of the top eight schools her mother selected for enrollment through OneApp on the New Orleans Public School website.
"So, of course she's going to want to put her child in the higher performing schools."
A lot of other parents do too, and that's why Rugon, who also happens to be an educator with a Ph.D. says students end up in failing schools because there's not enough high-performing schools.
"After Katrina, the mayor, the governor got on TV and said they want all the millennials to come back, all the kids that graduated from college, to come back. Well my son did come back. He's an engineer. He has a very good job but now he has nowhere to put his child," Rugon said.
On Friday, Gabriela Fahgetti, assistant superintendent of student enrollment for the Recovery School District in New Orleans, said about 75 percent of families received one of their top choices. However, State Rep. Joseph Bouie says he's hearing otherwise from parents.
"Well if it's about choice if I don't get my first, second, or third choice or fourth choice do I really have a choice?" he asked.
Bouie Jr. says he's listening to the complaints, and now requesting the Louisiana Legislative Auditor to look into the system. He says charters were supposed to only be experiments after Katrina.
"Again, we didn't look at the A and B schools to look at their successes and say we're going to replicate this according to what the law says."
He questions why New Orleans has allowed nearly all public schools to be run by a charter, without better standards.
"We are rushing to become and actually will become the only charter system in this nation," Bouie said.
Rugon's son, Khloe's dad, is now having to make a tough choice to decide where she will ultimately attend kindergarten.
"So, he's talking about leaving the city because he wants a good education for his child, and I can't blame him for that," she said.
School officials in New Orleans say the second round of the OneApp application opens Monday, and parents can try again to get their children placed in a school that meets their needs.