“School Boardmember Shanthi Gonzales said she sympathizes with the superintendent’s goal of correcting the lack of transparency in the system and the inequities in the way charters currently recruit students, but she remains skeptical about the plan.
“‘It is very troubling that the staff have not provided board members any information about how moving toward a common enrollment system could decrease enrollment in OUSD schools. Moving forward without knowing whether such a system may lead to school closures if irresponsible.’
“‘What are trade offs going to be for OUSD families? Is it worth it?’ she asked. ‘Will we lose 2,000 students and end up laying off staff and closing schools?'”