Five proposals revealed to revise Boston school assignment process

Last night, Boston Public Schools (BPS) presented five proposals that would overhaul the school assignment system. Their goal is that students can attend schools closer to home and that elementary schools will be better connected to middle and K-8 schools nearby.

You can review all five proposals here, where BPS has a survey for feedback on the plans. According to BPS:

  • Families would apply to schools within their Home Zone and could also select citywide schools as options
  • BPS would place the most common programs required by students with disabilities and by English Language Learners in schools closer to where these students live
  • BPS will offer options outside of a student’s Home Zone to which they may apply
  • High schools will remain citywide
  • Any new plan would be phased in, which means the school choice process for the 2013-14 school year will be similar to what families are used to today

A series of community meetings are planned to discuss the proposals, see the schedule here.

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