Following is from SFUSD:
The Board of Education is redesigning the student assignment system for fall 2010 to support the goals and objectives of SFUSD's strategic plan - Beyond the Talk: Taking Action to Educate Every Child Now. SFUSD has heard from thousands of parents and other community members regarding their experience, concerns and suggestions for student assignment. Families consistently report wanting quality schools and a fair and equitable system that is easy to understand.
On Thursday, February 12, 2009, the Board of Education was scheduled to convene a Committee of the Whole meeting to review simulations of different options for a new student assignment system. SFUSD plans to develop and share options that are informed by past lessons learned and shaped by the District's core values as presented in the strategic plan.
The model simulations will not be ready by February 12, 2009, and therefore the Board is moving the schedule forward by a month. Instead of reviewing simulations for different options on February 12, 2009, the Board will review simulations for different options on March 9, 2009, and the Board plans to approve a new student assignment system in May 2009 rather than April 2009 as originally planned. The Board will hold a half hour meeting on February 12, 2009, from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the Board Room at 555 Franklin, to briefly provide an update on the process and timeline, and provide a limited amount of time for public input.