Top items on Melvoin’s to-do list
Financial transparency, as a prelude to tackling the long-term budget deficit.
A rebooted relationship between charter and district schools through which successful schools become models for struggling ones. He believes the competition for classroom space can be managed with less contention.
Universal enrollment. He wants to see a single system for enrolling in any public school, including charters. (The district has one in the works, but its plan right now doesn’t include charters.)
A reinvented system for recruiting, training, placing and evaluating teachers.
A process that would put all schools under an accountability system similar to charters, which are supposed to show every five years that they are academically strong and financially sound.