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Ad Hoc Committee on Student Assignment

Board of Education Members: Dr. Emily Murase, Chair; Matt Haney; Rachel Norton

Staff Liaison: Orla O'Keeffe, Chief of Policy and Operations, and Rosina Tong, Executive Director, Educational Placement Center

 

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.

Each year, the Board of Education’s Ad Hoc Committee on Student Assignment hosts a series of public working meetings with staff to monitor SFUSD’s student assignment policy.  This page has information about the monitoring process that will occur during the 2017-18 school year.

Additional information can be found via the following links.

2017-18 Meeting Dates, Agendas, and Presentations

During the 2017-18 school year, the Board will host three public working sessions with staff to explore policy questions related to a sustainable student assignment system that’s aligned with Vision 2025.

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

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Board of Education Meeting Room, 555 Franklin Street
  • Review preliminary enrollment projections and gather questions for demographers to explore
  • Reflect on 2016-17 discussions and outcomes for 2017-18 school year
  • Identify policy questions to explore further
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Board of Education Meeting Room, 555 Franklin Street
  • Review findings from an exploration of the demographic questions surfaced in December and continue to explore policy questions
Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Board of Education Meeting Room, 555 Franklin Street
  • Update from the AAPAC, DELAC, and PAC on their collaboration to engage families in discussions about increasing enrollment in eight under-enrolled, under-requested schools: Bret Harte, Carver, Drew,  Malcolm X, Cobb, Muir Elementary Schools, Brown Middle School, and Marshall High School.

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