UPDATE: Friday morning’s meeting is canceled!
The wait is almost over. By this week, families who selected their top schools under Oakland Unified’s School Options program should receive a letter in the mail with their children’s school assignments for the 2008-09 school year.
Last year, the process had quite a few snags, especially at overcrowded schools. But the district’s central office has since been redesigned to make things more user-friendly for new families and those who wish to transfer between schools.
If and when an Options letter appears in your mailbox, let us know whether you were relieved, unsurprised, or disappointed. Did you feel the process gave you a real choice of schools, whether they were located outside or inside your neighborhood attendance boundaries?
If you care to learn more about the process or weigh in on district policy, the school board’s Special Committee on School Admissions, Attendance and Boundaries meets at
7:30 a.m. this Friday some point in the near future.
image from Greenism’s site at flickr.com/creativecommons