Under the subject heading, “Misinformation on your blog”, I have just received the following email:
The information on your blog is incorrect.
You have picked up a sample redistricting map from a 2007 study, used as part of a Board report/discussion back in December referencing the last look at redistricting in the district. This was part of a larger discussion on options for addressing racial imbalance and enrollment issues. It is NOT a proposed redistricting plan.
The Board will be receiving information about possible options for addressing the facility utilization and racial imbalance issues facing the District at it’s June 6th meeting. These options, redistricting among them, will be discussed over the next several months and into the Fall before the Board adopts any plans.
I invite you to attend the Public Forum on this topic tomorrow night at Central Middle School at 7pm and/or as a Relator in Town, to the Realtors Meeting at Greenwich High School on Friday (the topic on Friday will be the high school, but we will touch on the District enrollment issues as well and have offered the GAR to hold a another meeting dedicated to the topic).
Additionally, you can obtain updated, accurate information on the GPS web site, here:http://www.greenwichschools.org/page.cfm?p=10833
We appreciate any efforts you can give at clarifying this for the community on your blog.
Director of Communications
Greenwich Public Schools
290 Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich, CT, 06830
Why am I not impressed? Because Ms. Eve’s own communication is itself misleading or at best, incomplete. Here are my questions:
Explain why the document containing the 2007 busing map is dated January 28, 2013. I didn’t “pick it up”, you included it in an official release from the BOE announcing a public hearing on “redistricting”, this week.
Explain these illustrations from that January 28, 2013 BOE document:
What does “Full or partial redistricting” mean?
What’s involved in “Improving racial balance”?
Do you see busing included in “unacceptable means” of achieving racial balance? Neither do I.