In late October, dozens of parents from across the city came together to share our priorities about the coming school year. We spoke about our experiences heading back to school. From services for special needs populations to overcrowded classrooms (John B. Kelly reported 38 kindergarteners in one class!) to concerns about classroom instruction – these are the areas we need to focus our attention. GAMP parents raised concerns about loss of transportation for middle schoolers especially as a recent Facilities Master Planning process seemed to indicate a shift away from neighborhood schools. Above all, parents raised concerns about a lack of attention to equity, where schools just blocks away can be vastly different in academic offerings and investment.
This forum is about your back to school experiences. What’s happening at your school? What are your top priorities as we dive into the school year?