Aug. 13, 2015
With eight Board of Education members either in the room or participating via phone, the CMS Policy Committee Thusday wrestled again with their own aggressive timeline and the underlying splits in community values over student assignment.
Satisfy the people who want diverse schools for their children to attend? Satisfy the people who are devoted to their current assignments, many of which are not very diverse? Focus on avoiding disruptive changes? Focus on improving the prospects for children assigned to high-poverty, low-performing schools? Ensure that middle-school children now at K-8 schools built as elementaries be afforded the opportunities available at the district’s middle schools?