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Boston schools need to heed parents’ appeal for family continuity

If the Boston Public Schools want to show that they are serious about meeting the new Department of Education standards for family and community engagement, they will respond to Anna Ross’s Nov. 28 op-ed “Putting a face on school reassignments” by allowing siblings to attend schools together.

It meant the world to me as a parent, room parent, and room parent coordinator for 13 years at the Agassiz (now Baldwin) School in Cambridge to have all three of my sons attend the same school. It was in fact the school my father attended more than half a century before.

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Schools need involved parents as much as children do. Educators should not ignore this fact, with or without the requirements imposed by state standards.

Eve Sullivan

Cambridge

The writer is founder of Parents Forum.

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