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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

 

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 2016-17 school year.

Additional information can be found via the following links.

2016-17 Meeting Dates, Agendas, and Presentations

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.

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 shared information on special education services and language programs offered to students, and shared 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) provided 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.

 Reflected on discussions to date and provided staff with guidance on any initiatives the Board would like resourced and prioritized during the 2017-18 school year.

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