You may have heard in the news today that at tonight's SFUSD Board meeting, there will be a fast-tracked vote on the Superintendent's proposal to revise the student assignment policy regarding Willie Brown Middle School. The School Board meeting will be held tonight at 6PM in the
IRVING G. BREYER BOARD MEETING ROOM
555 FRANKLIN STREET, FIRST FLOOR
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94102
According to the Chronicle,
In a last-minute scramble, the superintendent and school board are hoping to lure families with a valuable incentive: first dibs at any city high school if they attend Willie Brown for the three years of middle school.
According to the agenda for tonight's meeting, the new student assignment policy gives priority to students applying to Brown in the following order:
1. younger siblings of students who are enrolled in and will be attending the school during the year for which the younger sibling requests attendance;2. students attending 5th grade at one of the following four elementary schools: Dr. GeorgeWashington Carver, Dr. Charles Drew, Bret Harte, Malcolm X Academy (Bayview preference);3. students who reside in 94124 (94124 preference);4. students who reside in CTlPl census tracts;5. students attending 5th grade at one ofthe following four elementary schools: Gordon J. Lau, Miraloma, George R. Moscone, Edward R. Taylor (Brown preference)6. all other students.
In addition to modifying the order of priorities for students applying to Brown, we believe that modifying the student assignment policy to create a high school priority for students who attend 6th, 7th, and 8th grade at Brown middle school will help Brown attract a robust and diverse student body.
Therefore the revisions outlined on page 12 ofthe attached student assignment policy (PSI 01) modifY the high school choice process to give preference to applicants in transitional years in the following order:
1. younger siblings ofstudents who are enrolled in and will be attending the school during the year for which the younger sibling requests attendance;2. students graduating fi'om Willie L. Brown, Jr. Middle School (Brown) who were enrolled in andattended Brown in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade;3. CTIPl, with a minimum of 20% ofseats reserved at each high school for students who live inCTIP1 census tracts;4. all other students