ERIC Number: ED365772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Springfield Public Schools: Schools of Choice.
Springfield Public Schools, MA.
As part of the school improvement process, the Springfield Public School (Massachusetts) has involved all constituencies in the community in implementing the Schools of Choice plan. This guidebook was prepared to assist parents and students in determining the best program and schools for their needs and desires. Parents of elementary school students must select a school within their educational zone or a city-wide magnet school to qualify for transportation. They are responsible for transportation to schools outside the zone. The guide offers general discussion of the following topics: (1) special education programs; (2) transitional bilingual programs; (3) the controlled choice assignment plan; (4) the schools overall; (5) assignment policy and points in the plan; (6) kindergarten and preschool registration; and (7) elementary school options by zone. Descriptions of the facilities and programs of 16 kindergarten through grade 5 and kindergarten through grade 8 schools, 4 middle schools and kindergarten through grade 8 schools, and 3 high schools are provided. (SLD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Decision Making, Educational Improvement, Elementary Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Free Choice Transfer Programs, Guides, High Schools, Middle Schools, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, School Choice, School Districts, School Restructuring, Special Education, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students
Authoring Institution: Springfield Public Schools, MA.