Education and Neighborhood Schools
October 17 | Neighborhood Schools and Prop. H
We invite you to read this great piece written by Byron Thurber, a San Francisco parent, on the importance of neighborhood schools.
The Case for Neighborhood Schools – from a Parent
Have your children been denied access to your local neighborhood school? Mine have. I have two children who attend a public elementary school in San Francisco. When our oldest was entering kindergarten, we filled out our application forms truthfully, and hoped for the best. The school we were assigned to ... | Read More >
We encourage you to read the official Declaration of Policy that will be on the November 2011 ballot for the Neighborhood Schools ballot measure.
The Plan C Board of Directors has voted unanimously to endorse a pro-neighborhood schools ballot measure that will be on the November San Francisco ballot. (Because the school system is a separate political body from the City, it is not legal for a ballot measure to mandate neighborhood schools, but this ballot measure will urge the School District to adopt a neighborhood schools assignment system.) The measure was put on the ballot by a grass-roots signature-gathering effort by parents who ... | Read More >
February 16 | Revitalize our Public School System
Tomorrow, February 17th, the San Francisco Board of Education will be considering a change to the student assignment system for San Francisco’s public schools. One of the alternatives being considered would represent a significant move towards neighborhood schools (making proximity between a family’s home and their school as the more important determinant when assigning schools), and we believe a step in the right direction towards revitalizing our public school system.
Please contact the Board of Education and tell them that you ... | Read More >