email sent to the U4 Board Members and Dr. Zola:
Good morning, Board Members and Dr. Zola,
I know that there are many ongoing discussions about “Controlled Choice”, and I realize there is already a lot of work in progress with the intent of improving the system even further. To avoid getting lost in the “noise”, allow me to make this short and brief.Please alter Policy 705.09 “Schools of Controlled Choice Seat Assignment” to include the following two pieces of information:1. Any and all previously undocumented verbal directives used by the Family Information Center to determine school and waitlist placement. There never should be an instance where the FIC is following one set of rules that is not made public to the community. I recently learned of one such verbal directive in practice during the most recent school assignment process.2. The clear and explicit details of how SES is calculated. This should not be a secret. It should also be consistent across the district, where “SES” in one context means the same in another context.Thank you for your time and attention.