Here are the new Transportation Service "Standards" for 2014-2015. I can't even read it because it has been hacked up so much. (I note that elsewhere parents have attempted to figure out what it means.)
In my opinion, it is messy and a hack job that the Board should reject simply on principle.
(The principle being that parents were pretty much left out of the process, it has been done and redone and JUST submitted, in full, late this afternoon. Sorry but submitting something less than 48 hours before a Board meeting, something that probably affects - what, 75% of SPS kids - is unacceptable.)
And naturally, the Board will approve it.
Did I mention that there was a Statement of Legislative Intent that the City Council adopted late last year? It would take the Department of Education and Early Learning out of the Department of Neighborhoods and elevate it to its own department (this put forth by Burgess, no surprise there). It was proposed and adopted last fall when most of us did not notice (me included).
But it certainly sets the pace for the City and/or Mayor to have community conversations about the role of the City - excuse me, an increased role for the City - in the operations of our district.
What is that about reaping what you sow?
Maybe it just might be a good idea considering how well the district - logistically - operates.
I know - be careful what you wish for - but this district is not getting its act together in any coherent or rational manner. There is no one who can say that this district - in matters of logistics and facilities - is running in any understandable way. At least not to me and I've been watching a long time.