Tuesday, November 17, 2009

SFUSD Student Assisgnment System redesign town hall meetings

The San Francisco Board of Education is changing the way students are assigned to schools for 2011. Learn about the options under consideration and share your questions and ideas.

You can attend one of the meetings below or take the survey at the bottom of this post.

November 18 (Wednesday), 6pm to 8pm
Mission High School, 3750 18th Street (Castro/Mission)

December 2 (Wednesday), 6pm to 8pm
Washington High School, 600-32nd Avenue (Outer Richmond)

December 15 (Tuesday), 6pm to 8pm
Dianne Feinstein Elementary School, 2550 25th Avenue (Parkside)

January 7 (Thursday), 6pm to 8pm
Drew Elementary School, 350 Girard Street (Bayview)

January 14 (Thursday), 6pm to 8pm
Francisco Middle School, 2190 Powell Street (North Beach)

Can't make it to a meeting?
Complete an online survey:
http://www.sfusd.edu/studentassignmentredesign

4 comments:

  1. Attended one of these meetings last night - small number (about 12 parents).

    Very professionally organized by EPC. Interesting to see the different perspectives - parents who had been through the lottery process tended to want to favor lottery options (as lottery means choice), parents who had not been through the process tended to prefer more predictable assignment systems.

    Good luck to Orla O'Keefe in threading this needle.

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  2. I'd be curious to see the results of the online survey, as well. I suspect there may actually be more people that DON'T want an overhaul of the current system, than SFUSD had thought.

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  3. "I suspect there may actually be more people that DON'T want an overhaul of the current system, than SFUSD had thought."

    Well, three of the six option are district-wide lotteries, so there's some hope. Opinions differed between those who hadn't went through the lottery process (who were mostly liked the lottery), and those who had (who were very adverse to it).


    Especially in the SE. Looking ahead to HS or Middle School. I want the choice of sending my kid to Balboa rather than Mission HS if they don't get into Lowell or SOTA.

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  4. "I want the choice of sending my kid to Balboa rather than Mission HS if they don't get into Lowell or SOTA."

    I'm with you, 10:01.
    (We also live in the SE part of the city)

    I think that by HS, kids have a pretty strong idea of where they'd like to be and they are more autonomous at that point, too. I can imagine our kid taking the muni to school on their own at that point.

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