Agenda Item #30
Sibling Preference at Brevard County Choice Schools and Choice Programs
On August 28, 2012, the Board was provided an overview of a three-year historical analysis of sibling preference granted at five (5) choice schools in Brevard County. The choice schools include: Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School, West Shore Jr./Sr. High School, Stevenson Elementary School of the Arts, Freedom 7 Elementary School of International Studies, and West Melbourne Elementary School for Science. The presentation also included information concerning the current District policy language in reference to sibling preference.
Subsequent to the presentation, a community website was launched on the District's home page to capture public opinion regarding the continuation of sibling preference at choice schools and choice programs.
The Office of School Choice will monitor the website and will provide the Board with weekly updates, which include the poll results, as well as, comments provided by the public.
To continue gathering information from the District's "Sibling Preference" website. These data will be utilized to formulate a recommendation to be considered at the October 9, 2012 Board meeting.
Information - 9/11/2012
Consent after Information10/9/2012
Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42 General Powers and Duties of the School Board
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Vicki Mace, Director of Office of School Choice