All of Boston's minority legislators and city councilors today asked a committee looking at ways to change the way students are assigned to public schools to hold off a planned vote next week on a recommended method.
The letter, delivered today to the External Advisory Committee, comes on the eve of what is supposed to be a last chance for parents to hear the latest proposals - one in which the city would be split into ten assignment zones and two with no zones but at least two possible schools with good test scores.
The committee has a public meeting on the plans scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Suffolk University, 73 Tremont St.
"We have heard from constituents, stakeholders and most importantly families about their need for more time to review and understand the most recent plans," the officials say.
State representatives Carlos Henriquez, Russell Holmes, Gloria Fox, Linda Dorcena Forry, Byron Rushing and Jeffrey Sanchez, state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaza and city councilors Felix Arroyo, Charles Yancey, Tito Jackson and Ayanna Pressley all signed the letter, as did newly appointed Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins.