Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I Write Letters
As the parent of a kindergartener in Providence (thus eligible for the AFPMA lottery), I am concerned and distressed that Benjamin Smith, of Achievement First, was unable or unwilling to explain to me the school's lottery process when I contacted him last week, claiming that at this late date, the process had still not been finalized.
I see that the subject of the lottery is on the agenda for Friday's board meeting. I strongly urge you, as chairman of the school's board, to take action to resolve the issue and make the information publicly available as soon as possible.
I am particularly concerned about my rights as a Providence parent and that the process respects the legal requirement for an equal number of enrollments to be offered to Providence, and each additional participating community. We should be guaranteed 1/4 of the seats.
As our representative, I rely on you to ensure that we (and the other communities) are offered the required number of seats as the first step in the lottery process.