12 Feb 2014

Ward 6 School Boundary Review Meetings Scheduled

photo courtesy of brentelementary.org

photo courtesy of brentelementary.org

Maybe you’ve seen it before — an open house ad that reads: “in-bounds for Brent,” or the like. Real estate relates directly to school placement on Capitol Hill. Many neighbors have purchased homes with the expectation that their kids will attend the school around the corner, usually (though not all the time) it’s the “in-bound” school.

DC’s review of  school assignment policies, including school boundaries and feeder patterns for students, probably will perk the ears of more than just a few parents. The meetings are scheduled throughout February and community members can weigh in. By May, the Advisory Committee on Student Assignment Committee will release a proposal, then a final plan will be approved in September.

Ward 6 parents and community members are invited to join with their representatives to share views, ideas, and recommendations.

The discussion includes:

  • Experiences with the current student assignment and choice policy (including lotteries)
  • School boundaries for elementary, middle, and high schools
  • Feeder patterns for middle and high schools. 
  • And, bridging student assignment and choice policies across DCPS and the charter school system

All meetings are held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. arrival) at Eliot-Hine Middle School on Thursday, Feb. 13Stuart-Hobson Middle School on Tuesday, Feb. 18; and Jefferson Middle School, Thursday, Feb. 20. We will update this post if tomorrow’s meeting is rescheduled.

More information and materials may be viewed here.

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