Sunday, January 10, 2010

Could Mission Hill & Young Achievers possibly regain citywide status?

As part of a federal grant to study student assignment in Boston, the superintendent is revisiting “the citywide admissions process that was changed at the Young Achievers and Mission Hill K-8 Pilot Schools,” according to notes from last Wednesday’s School Committee meeting. Last year, Young Achievers and Mission Hill went from citywide to zoned schools, purportedly to reduce spending on transportation. Mission Hill is now a North Zone school, although West Zone students can still attend if they live within the school’s walk zone (1-mile radius). Young Achievers moved from JP to Mattapan, making it an East Zone school. I know a lot of parents were upset by these sudden changes last year.

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