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Update Regarding Sibling Guarantee Component of School Choice Program

Update Regarding Sibling Guarantee Component of School Choice Program
As part of the agenda for the February 13 school board meeting, the Acting Superintendent reported on the analysis by the consultant who has been working on the Controlled Parent Choice Program registration process, including the sibling guarantee component. As a result of the findings, it was recommended and approved to maintain the current sibling legacy guarantee for kindergarten students registering for the 2017-18 school year. 
If, after evaluation of this year’s registration process, information indicates that the sibling guarantee should be restricted at all, that change would only affect new parents, beginning in the Spring of 2018.  The current legacy guarantee would continue to apply for families with children enrolled prior to 2018-19.
Any possible restrictions would be based on the evaluation of the actual impact of the legacy guarantee on the overall first choice assignment rate, the first choice assignment rate for those with no sibling guarantee, and the socioeconomic balance of student assignments across the five elementary schools.
Click here for the February 13th presentation to the Board.