Boston Unveiling New Student Assignment Proposals
Boston Public Schools continues to overhaul its system to provide more locations close to home.
Boston Public School administrators plan to unveil three new proposals to reform its student assignment process on Tuesday.
School officials are releasing the proposals on the School Department's website Tuesday afternoon, and will formally present it at public meeting on Wednesday for the External Advisory Committee. The committee was appointed by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino last year.
One of the new proposals would create smaller assignment zones, offering anywhere from three to 14 choices of schools, Matthew Wilder, spokesperson for Boston Public Schools, told the Globe.
The two other proposals would have no zones and would allow families to apply to schools within a certain distance of their homes. One plan would allow between six and 14 choices, while the other would offer between six to 16, Wilder said.
The latest announcement comes after the school system announced a new assignment option for parents of in-coming kindergarten (K2) students. Families can choose to have an in-coming K2 student assigned to the school closest to their home that has an available seat, but only if the schools they choose are not available.
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