Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

Two meetings this week for the SFUSD Board of Education. Monday is the Rules, Policy and Legislation Committee meeting and Wednesday the Budget and Business Services Committee meets.

Rules, Policy and Legislation Committee Meeting: Monday October 30 @ 6PM in the Board Room

Agenda for the meeting here

Topics to be discussed: 

  • Legislative Overview - Consideration and Action of District Positions on Selected Legislative Proposal

  • The committee will decide whether to make a recommendation with respect to a resolution to further reduce student assessments introduced by Commissioners Sanchez and Cook.

    • Text of the resolution is here

    • The resolution would seek to make some or all formative assessments (like Fountas and Pinnell reading assessments, math milestone assessments, and Integrated Writing Assessments) optional for teachers. 

    • This resolution would not effect state mandated testing like SBAC

  • The committee will make recommendations on several proposed board policy updates related to: rights of students with Section 504 plans, processes for families to appeal expulsion decisions, the policy that prohibit student fees, deposits or other charges for participation certain educational activities, and requirements for public reporting on approved contracts of management employees.

Augmented Budget and Business Services Committee: Wednesday November 1 @ 6PM in the Board Room. 

Agenda for the meeting here

Topics to be discussed:

  • The committee will decide whether to take a position on the renewal petition for KIPP San Francisco College Prep Charter High School
  • The committee will here a report from Student Nutrition Services on the program and budget impact of Free and Reduced Meal applications
  • A report will be given on how student attendance is tracked and the impact it has on SFUSD revenues
  • Commissioners will hear a report on SFUSD's Restricted General Funds: this is typically money that comes from government sources, including almost all of the money received from the federal government. It must be used for specific purposes or to support specific programs.
  • A fiscal impact analysis will be presented on the resolution proposed by Commissioners Sanchez and Cook to further reduce district assessments.

Public Comment

There is always an opportunity for public comment at school board meetings. At committee meetings public comment does not typically require advance sign up. The committee chair will call for public comment on a particular topic before commissioners begin discussion of the topic. Members of the public interested in speaking simply approach the podium when called. Speakers are typically allowed two minutes to address the board, but time given may be shorter if there are a large number of speakers.

Recording and Live Coverage of Meetings

You can access recordings of regular and committee meetings.

Video recordings of regular meetings (not available for committee meetings)

Audio recordings of committee meetings (click where it says "audio recording," under the meeting agenda)

Recordings are usually posted a few days after the meeting.

Regular board meetings are also broadcast live on KALWSFGOVTV2, and via live webcast.

#BoardWatch: PPS-SF live tweet coverage

Follow PPS-SF's twitter feed: this week we plan to cover the Budget and Business Services committee meeting on Wednesday night. You don't need to have a Twitter account to follow! Just log on to Twitter and search @ppssf #BoardWatch.

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