Superintendent’s Advisory Committee for Enrollment & Transfer (SACET)

"We all want to get to the same end point, which is a district that serves every student well." - Neisha Saxena

What is SACET?
This advisory committee explores the policies and practice around school choice, enrollment and transfer, topics such as priority and preferences in the school choice lottery, guarantees in student assignment and other issues.
Meet the Members

What does SACET do?
The committee is a critical sounding-board for Superintendent Carole Smith as she considers changes to the school choice system to improve equity, access, and educational achievement for students. While the committee will not be asked to decide the issues, its members will shape the superintendent’s actions and recommendations to the Portland School Board. Click here to view a powerpoint presentation regarding SACET’s charge and draft policy workplan.
SACET Documents

What was SACET asked to do in 2013?
In February 2013, the School Board requested a review of enrollment and transfer policies and district-wide boundaries. Superintendent Smith has defined roles for SACET in both these efforts:

  • Recommend revisions to enrollment and transfer policies to improve alignment with PPS strategic framework and Racial Educational Equity policy
  • Participate in district-wide boundary review process

Regular Meetings, 6:30-8:30, Locations to be determined   

  • August 27
  • September 10
  • September 17

SACET Meetings

What's next for SACET?
The committee will present a status report to the School Board and Superintendent on June 2 and determine the next steps.

Click here for the powerpoint they presented
Click here for the full status report

Want to learn more about SACET?
Click here for the FAQ.