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.
Posted by Tom Hoffman at 3:19 PM
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