In the upcoming school board election, voters will choose representatives to make decisions that will drive DPS policy in the future. The current board supports “choice,” which allows families to choose from numerous schools. With four of seven board seats up for a vote, the candidates’ positions on issues related to choice could maintain or change choice options
in the future. An informed vote will require an understanding of the current choice system and the language used to talk about it: enrollment zones; charter, innovation and magnet schools; school accountability. In preparation for reading about candidates’ positions in our October issue, the Front Porch has created this guide to understanding choice in DPS.
What Is Choice?
“SchoolChoice” is the system DPS has created to give families options from which to choose the best school for their child—and not have their options limited to one school determined by the location of their home.
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