The RVC Intent to Enroll

As a public service, if you’re interested, we are here providing the facts concerning the Ross Valley Charter Intent to Enroll form.

Facts:

1)  The Ross Valley Charter Intent to Enroll process, and timeline, are dictated by the California Department of Education.

2)  “Meaningfully interested” means interested. Contrary to what some falsely claim, it does not mean anything other than just that. Nor is that the point of the “Intent To Enroll” process.

3)  Last year RVC gained 40 new students during the school year. The school is near the number of students provided last year at this time.

4)  Just like any school or district (including RVSD), it’s impossible to predict in the fall exactly how many kids will show up at the doors almost a year later. Enrollment projection is a chronically tough process that often ties districts up in heated knots in every corner of the country (including RVSD throughout its history). So the state requires that RVC provides some evidence-based assessment of who is interested in RVC. Use of Intent to Enroll forms has proven to be an effective representation of likely participation.

6)  Prop 39 charter schools are strongly incented to not over-project. The penalties for over-projection go to the hosting school district – in this case, RVSD (which already benefits from rent for otherwise underutilized facilities with a declining middle school population). There will no penalties for 2018-19.

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So if I think I might be interested in sending my two kids to RVC next year, can I sign a form even if I’m not sure yet? I am still looking at other schools too.

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Interest does not have to be very strong . It can be simply interest ! It’s not a commitment and the charter pays huge over allocation fees for asking for too much space My goodness Stand makes up the rules now too ? Walk through the doors of the charter ! Come see! We love it !! Meet the parents , the kids , meet our teachers and school leaders . It will be very clear who to trust ! I have no doubt .

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You have to fill out a form if you want there to be a school. RVSD places RVC at White Hikl – when the projections were for 220 until Stand targeted neighbors to torpedo in-district enrollment. The only people to blame for impacts are the Supt and Trustees – they claimed there was plenty of room. Go yell at them, White Hill Parents. Anyone who wants a public school option should sign ITE forms

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Yes, Bagley said there were enough classrooms at White Hill for both schools, even with RVC at full capacity (around 60 more in-district kids than currently projected). So why isn’t there room for one small special ed class there? Was the district’s offer of classrooms at White Hill basically a dare? Go ahead and take it and the community will erupt? Were they betting on the fact that RVC would decline the offer and not open? Maybe Bagley should have consulted with the WH principal before making the offer. Find out what it would really look like for WH if… Read more »

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He treats administrators the same way he treats anyone he disrespects. David wasn’t told about the plan and Peg was fully left out of discussions. That’s one thing I’ve always wondered about – the obvious irony of having, for the first time in recwnt years, an administrator who seemed ready, able and willing to take on the tension between the programs in a proactive, constructive way – and Bagley, as a new big dog, completely usurps her authority input and skill.

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My two cents worth is that it seems likely that prospective superintendents were vetted for their willingness to put an end to MAP. Bagley made his intentions clear to numbers of people in the community shortly after arriving. It’s clear by attending any board meeting that Anne Capron runs the district and sets the agenda with priorities that don’t reflect what’s best for the children, parents, teachers or community of Ross Valley. And the board gets into line. How many school boards have unanimous votes on every issue for years? And Rick Bagley has been rewarded for following Anne with… Read more »

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well said