Berkeley Unified School District believes that diversity in our student population enriches the educational experiences of students; advances educational and occupational aspirations; enhances critical thinking skills; facilitates the equitable distribution of resources; reduces, prevents or eliminates the effects of racial and social isolation; encourages positive relationships across racial and economic lines by breaking the cycle of racial hostility to foster a community of tolerance and appreciation of students from varied and diverse backgrounds; and promotes participation in a pluralistic society.
To advance these values, the District’s Elementary Student Assignment Plan must ensure that that each elementary school’s student population, within an identified zone, reflects the diversity of the student population attending District elementary schools within that zone.
- Round One: January 4 – February 5, 2021
- Round Two: February 8 – May 14, 2021
- Round Three: May 17 – June 15, 2021
- Ongoing: June 28, 2021 and beyond