Timeline of New Student Assignment Policy

Timeline of New Student Assignment Policy

December 2018 The Board of Education passed Resolution 189-25A1 Developing a Community Based Student Assignment System for SFUSD, which began the process of developing a new student assignment system for elementary schools.
Spring - Winter 2020 The Board engaged in a two-year policy development process which included 11 meetings of the Ad Hoc Committee on Student Assignment, 12 community workshops to gather public input, 4 virtual community information sessions, dozens of additional conversations with San Francisco families and community groups (report here), case studies from other districts, and policy simulations conducted by Stanford researchers. The process ultimately culminated with a staff recommendation for a zone-based assignment system.
December 2020 The Board adopted a new zone-based elementary school student assignment policy that supports SFUSD’s goals of diverse school enrollment, and predictable school assignment within reasonable geographic distance to where families reside.
October 2021 - February 2022 SFUSD staff begins a community engagement process to inform the public of the new policy, ask the public to consult on the elementary school zones, and involve the public throughout this important process. 
February 2022 The Board will present draft zones for the public to review and provide further feedback.
May 2022 The Board will adopt the the final recommendations for the elementary school zones.
Fall 2024 The new policy will go into effect for families applying to schools for the first time in the 2024-2025 school year.