Community Education Council representing and supporting families and community members in NYC School District 1.
SES Integration Work Group and Community Engagement Workshops
Review the research on SES integration and identify the key factors that should be taken into account in defining socioeconomic diversity.
Review the essential features and best practices of successful choice-based SES conscious student assignment plans and identify the key elements and features that should be replicated and included in the development of CSD 1’s SES conscious choice-based student assignment policy.
Identify the “at risk” factors that should be used to define the socioeconomic status of the entry-grade applicants and other newly enrolling students and voluntary transfer applicants. Factors to be considered may include the applicants’ family income, parents’ highest educational attainment level, the number of adults in applicants’ household, the demographic characteristics of the applicants’ residential neighborhood and other factors that would be determined by the work group and community engagement workshops.
Identify unique factors and circumstances that should be taken into account in the proposal for an SES conscious choice-based student assignment policy for CSD 1.
Examine how students are currently being assigned to the CSD 1’s target school and other schools with the same entry-grade, and assess the extent to which these schools are enrolling a SES integrated student body.
Set measurable entry-grade SES integration goals for the SES target school and all of the other CSD 1 schools with the same entry-grade level.
Review the DOE’s current school choice application process and identify any inequities and deficiencies that need to be addressed in order to make the application process more transparent and parent friendly.
Review the DOE’s current computerized student assignment procedures and identify how these procedures may need to be altered in order to effectively implement the key elements and features of the CSD 1 Pilot Program’s SES conscious choice-based student assignment policy, if approved.
Beta test the efficacy of the CSD 1 Pilot Program’s SES conscious choice-based student assignment policy utilizing a best practices proven entry-grade SES integration application and assignment software system.
Draft a written memorandum that sets forth the work group’s findings and recommendations for the development and implementation of CSD 1’s SES conscious choice-based student assignment policy.