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theschoolboards
12-14-2010, 05:16 PM
This from Rachel Norton's blog (http://rachelnorton.com/2010/12/14/student-assignment-and-transportation-meeting-recap/):
At tonightís meeting of the Ad Hoc committee on student assignment, Board members were briefed on the Superintendentís proposed transportation policy, which will come up for a vote at tomorrow nightís meeting of the full Board. The upshot:


General education transportation will be reduced by $1.4 million ó currently there are 44 buses running routes in the morning and afternoon, but by the beginning of the 2013-14 school year there will be 25 buses;
Remaining routes will be reshuffled to align with the Boardís goals;
There will be limited transportation to afterschool programs (children bused to non-SFUSD programs may see their transportation eliminated).

I generally support the Superintendentís proposal because I am more interested in applying our very limited dollars to the classroom than I am in continuing a transportation system that makes little sense under our current realities. I also support the districtís (unrealized) vision of sufficient afterschool program capacity at every school. Still, I have consistently said that I do not think the new transportation policy as proposed offers enough support to families who will find the transition to the new system to be very painful.

read more>> (http://rachelnorton.com/2010/12/14/student-assignment-and-transportation-meeting-recap/)