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Ad Hoc Committee on Student Assignment

Board of Education Members: Dr. Emily Murase, Chair; Matt Haney; Shamann Walton

Staff Liaison: Orla O’Keeffe

 

Each year, the Board of Education’s Ad Hoc Committee on Student Assignment hosts a series of public working meetings with staff to help monitor SFUSD’s student assignment policy.

During the 2016-17 school year, the Board will host five public working sessions with staff to explore topics related to the student assignment policy, and to plan for future policy development. During these sessions, staff and the Board will introduce challenges and opportunities for the current student assignment policy. The public is invited to give input at each meeting. At the end of the year, the Board will guide and direct staff on any initiatives to prioritize during the 2017-18 school year.

Tentative Meeting Dates and Agenda Items:

We invite and encourage families and members of the community to attend these public Board-staff working sessions. Interpretations in Spanish and Chinese will be provided at each meeting.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Board of Education Meeting Room, 555 Franklin St.
Analysis of the Board of Education’s 2008-2010 student assignment policy development process. Presented by Kyle Beckham, Stanford Doctoral Student, and Leah Gordon, Stanford Assistant Professor.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 6:00 p.m.

Board of Education Meeting Room, 555 Franklin St.
Comparison of diversity under current and neighborhood models for K-5 schools.  Lessons from other districts’ student assignment policies. Presented by Moonhawk Kim, Ph.D. and Norma Ming, Ph.D., SFUSD’s Research, Planning and Accountability Department.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Board of Education Meeting Room, 555 Franklin St.
Special Education and Multilingual Programs staff will share information on special education services and language programs offered to students, and share any challenges and opportunities created by our current student assignment policy.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Board of Education Meeting Room, 555 Franklin St.
The African American Parent Advisory Committee (AAPAC) will provide feedback on challenges and opportunities created by our current student assignment policy.
 
Monday, May 15, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Board of Education Meeting Room, 555 Franklin St.
Reflect on discussions to date and provide staff with guidance on any initiatives the Board would like resourced and prioritized during the 2017-18 school year.

Student Assignment Policy

The Board of Education’s student assignment policy (P5101), originally approved in March 2010 and modified a number of times since, is intended to work in alignment with other District initiatives that are designed to:

  • reverse the trend of racial isolation and the concentration of underserved students in the same school;
  • provide equitable access to the range of opportunities offered to students; and
  • provide transparency at every stage of the assignment process.

Monitoring Student Assignment

Students have been enrolled using the current student assignment policy since the 2011-12 school year. Each year, staff develops and shares reports and analyses to help the Board evaluate how well the policy is achieving its intended goals.

  • April 8, 2015
    • Are our schools becoming more racially isolated?
    • How does our current student assignment system, along with parental choice, shape the degree of racial isolation?
    • How might modifications to the algorithm produce better results?
    • What would it take to guarantee a spot for attendance area families in their attendance area school?
    • What might happen if the attendance area was ranked higher than CTIP1?
    • Do requests from CTIP 1 residents vary by race/ethnicity?
    • How might we adjust the CTIP1 tiebreaker to get more targeted?
  • April 24, 2014
    • To what degree is SFUSD reversing the trend or racial isolation and the concentration of underserved students in the same school?
    • Does the CTIP1 tiebreaker help reverse the trend of racial isolation and help provide equitable access?
    • Do middle school feeders help reverse the trend of racial isolation and help provide equitable access?
    • Do attendance areas have the capacity to accommodate kindergarten residents? Do kindergarteners request their attendance area school?
  • April 17, 2013
    • What percent of applicants submit their enrollment application on time, and does it vary by race/ethnicity?
    • What is important to families when choosing schools?
  • March 5, 2012
    • School improvement; tiebreakers; CTIP1; designations/waiting pools/inter-district assignments; demographics of enrollment; participation rates; choice assignments; attendance area boundaries; proximity and enrollment; applicants and enrollment; school transfers.

If you have any questions, email enrollinschool@sfusd.edu.

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