Based on this article about Philadelphia’s effort to engage parents in making decisions about the future of their schools, I wouldn’t suggest we look at their process as a model for parent engagement:
The unintended result was a process that often seemed to be guided by rules that were being made up on the fly. The tight timeline for making the matches only exacerbated the confusion.
It sounds like the District wants to learn from their experience. I hope they’re learning the right lessons and will implement them effectively.
If anybody knows more about what’s going there, please leave a comment…