Many of you probably know that Seattle Public Schools is currently considering and taking comments on a draft New Student Assignment Plan that would change the way kids are assigned to schools.
The current school assignment system is far beyond my understanding, but I’ve been told repeatedly since my kids were born that living in the neighborhood doesn’t mean that they will get into Stevens (our closest elementary school). The proposed new system would guarantee every child a spot at his or her local elementary school, among other apparent improvements. That sounds great to me, since I like the idea of my kids going to school in our neighborhood and getting to know other local youngsters.
Please consider commenting to the School Board about your own view of this proposed plan (you can also find much more information on this website).