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By Eric Heinz
At its Wednesday, Feb. 24 meeting, the Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to change a portion of the School of Choice policy to allow students of employees and teachers to attend the school at which their parents work as well as admitted students’ siblings.
The remainder of the policy change, regarding immersion programs, specific schools for residents within Community Financed Districts and International Baccalaureate programs, is still being revised by CUSD staff.
CUSD teachers in attendance said they did not think allowing their students to attend the school at which they teach would burden classrooms.
In March 2015, CUSD hosted a series of meeting to discuss the school of choice policy.
Applications for School of Choice were opened Feb. 1 and closes March 4.
The amendments proposed to the School of Choice policy as well as background on the issue can be found at www.capousd.ca.schoolloop.com under the Board of Trustees agenda for Feb. 24.