OPS studying student assignment plan options

Jul 14, 2014

The Omaha Public Schools received 3,500 responses to a survey on the district's student assignment plan.

OPS' student assignment plan addresses school choice, transportation, and other issues. Carla Noerrlinger is executive director of Research for OPS. She says the survey asked parents about those issues, as well as grade-level configuration.

"What grade-level configurations would you be most interested in, are you interested in school choice, if you're interested in school choice how would you like that to be configured. We talked about zones being like an area being part of the schools, where children can choose schools in the other part and vice-versa."

Noerrlinger says the survey also wanted to know about clusters of schools and specialty schools.

OPS will hold a Board of Education workshop on the student assignment plan on the 21st from 3 to 6 pm. No changes will be made to the plan before the start of the 2014-15 school year.