SFUSD, PPS, and PAC have been gathering feedback on the K-8 feeder proposal at Community Forums. Now we are down to the wire.
Here is the calendar for the upcoming meetings on middle school assignment as provided on the Parents for Public School website. All meetings are at 555 Franklin Street, 1st Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102. Please see the SFUSD website for time and agenda. Public comment is welcome at BOE meetings. Call ahead (241-6427) to reserve a spot and prepare to speak for 1-2 minutes.
Monday, May 9, 2011: PAC and PPS present findings and recommendations from the middle school forums at the Ad Hoc Committee on Student Assignment.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011: District staff present their recommendations to the Board of Education (BOE).
Monday, June 13, 2011: Ad Hoc Committee on Student Assignment meets to discuss the middle school proposal.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011: BOE vote on the middle school assignment policy.
What do you see in your crystal ball?
- Will SFUSD recommend K-8 feeders as described in the second (Feb. 2011) proposal, revise them a third time, or possibly postpone again?
- Will BOE approve the K-8 feeder proposal or is more work/input needed?
- Where is the $$$$ for District-wide middle school reform (Quality Middle Schools for All), new immersion pathways (including a 7th period), and fully inclusive student practices (Special Education Redesign Implementation)?
- And last, but not least, can all these things happen simultaneously in 2011/2012 school year or does the District need to prioritize this workload in the face of a dismal budget forecast?