The San Francisco Unified School District is refining a plan to develop K-8 school pathways, which will be implemented in time for the 2012-2013 school year. The K-8 pathways will have assignment patterns where certain elementary schools will feed into specific middle schools. More importantly, these pathways will create continuity for academic programs, support positive school climates, and build a bridge from elementary to middle school.
Timeline for Change
The Board of Education aims to adopt a new system for middle school assignment by late May 2011. New systems will be developed and put in place for the 2012-2013 school year, affecting students who are currently in the fourth grade.
Community Engagement to Shape the New Plan
During February and March 2011, SFUSD staff and partner organizations will hold community forums across the city about the K-8 school pathways. Forums will be conducted at all middle schools to give families, students, and community members a chance to hear more about the new K-8 pathways.
The goals for community engagement are to:
Inform the community about plans for creating K-8 Pathways
Help shape the new systems through community discussions
Increase middle school quality for all students
Strengthenimplementation of the new student assignment system
How to Participate
Attend a community forum! A schedule for the forums will be posted on the district’s website under the Parents tab.
Complete our online survey! If you can’t attend a forum, let us know what you think by completing our survey, which will be available soon.
To Learn More
Follow the Board of Education’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Student Assignment. The committee meets monthly - the schedule will be posted on the district’s website.
You can also visit the websites for the Parent Advisory Council at www.pacsf.org and Parents for Public Schools-SF at www.ppssf.org to learn more about the process.