Heads up to everyone who’s been keeping an eye on the Board’s effort to redesign student assignment: the Committee of the Whole on Tuesday evening (posted agenda is here) will represent a major step forward. First, the Parent Advisory Council and Parents for Public Schools will present findings from the community conversations they’ve been conducting since November. Then, the staff will present a preliminary recommendation for a new system to the Board, and ask for feedback on the proposal.
The first reading of the proposed new policy will occur at the Feb. 9 Board meeting (generally first readings of new proposals come up late in the evening, with a total of five minutes allowed for comment from any members of the public. In other words, that meeting won’t be the best time to come and share your views!).
At first reading, the proposal will be forwarded to several Board committees, and after those committee hearings are completed it will come back to the full Board for a second reading and final vote — most likely on March 9.
So Tuesday evening’s Committee of the Whole will be everyone’s first opportunity to hear the policy recommendation developed through all the work of the past year. The meeting will be held at 555 Franklin St., starting at 6 p.m. These meetings are generally televised on Channels 26 or 78 and streamed online at SFGov-TV.