Principles and Belief Statements

Guiding Principles and Belief Statements

Throughout this process, the Student Assignment Plan Steering Committee is committed to the following guiding principles:
1) The Omaha Public Schools is committed to creating diverse learning environments that offer
unique curriculum, programs and opportunities that build upon the interests and talents of students through voluntary school selection.
2) The Omaha Public Schools will work to maintain appropriate enrollments across the district in order to provide the highest quality classroom instruction that supports the educational success of all students.

We believe the Student Assignment Plan should:
-Guarantee all students have access to their neighborhood school.
-Be as transparent and simple as possible while supporting the Guiding Principles.
-Maintain reasonable ad grade-level appropriate walk zones.
-Ensure the transportation plan supports the Guiding Principles while being as efficient and fiscally responsible as possible.
-At the secondary level, provide other school options to which a student may apply that encourages school selection based on a student’s academic interests and post-secondary plans.
-Provide a fair and equitable application process that gives all students the possibility of attending a school of their choice.