By Linda Loza
Below is a letter from the parent group “Fix the Bancroft Split”. Their issue is part of a larger, long-standing problem of split feeder patterns that MDUSD has been urged, by various parties over the years, to correct and the District remains unresponsive and unaccountable. NorthgateCAPS supports this effort and encourages the readers of this post to join with Bancroft parents and support their efforts by visiting their facebook page and by sending a quick email to the MDUSD Superintendent and Board. The email can be as simple as “I support Fix the Bancroft Split.”
A reminder – A new Northgate Unified School District (NUSD) will fix this problem once and for all. All of the Bancroft attendance area is a part of the proposed NUSD.
Hello Greater Northgate Community,
A group of us current and former Bancroft families are working to fix the Bancroft Elementary School split that sends about 20 of our 5th grade students out of 75 onto Oak Grove Middle and Ygnacio Valley High School while the remaining students move onto Foothill Middle and Northgate High. Our school community is being torn apart by this split. We intend to address the MDUSD Board on Monday night, June 27th at 7:00 PM. We would like your help to send letters to the Board to correct the issue that would allow our students to learn and grow together through a cohesive and consistent K-12 feeder pattern. We have a public facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/bancroftsplit/
) where we have posted sample letters that can be emailed to Board members or you can prepare your own. We also encourage you to attend or speak at the next board meeting on June 27, 2016 at 7 PM during the public comment portion. Let’s work together to fix this decade old problem. Thank you for your help!