Upcoming SFUSD Board Meetings

Three meetings this week for the SFUSD Board of Education. Monday night the board's Rules, Policy and Legislation Committee met, Tuesday night is a regular meeting and Wednesday the Ad Hoc Committee on Student Assignment will meet. 

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

Agenda for the meeting here

Highlights: The board will consider taking positions on pending state legislation, and make recommendations to the full board on resolutions changing official policies on education for students in special education and guidelines for appropriate adult/student relationships. Other things:

Full text of proposed board policy on "Professional Adult/Student Boundaries" is here.

Full text of proposed board policy on "Transportation for Students with Disabilities" is here.

Regular Board of Education Meeting: Tuesday March 7 @ 6PM in the Board Room

Agenda for the meeting is here

Highlights: The agenda is fairly light tonight as the board just met last Tuesday - the meeting schedule was adjusted this month to allow for no meetings during spring break. Only action item is a vote on renewing the charter for Leadership High School

Full text of the proposed board policy on the renewal petition for Leadership High School is here.

Ad Hoc Committee on Student Assignment : Wednesday March 8 @ 6PM in the Board Room

Agenda for the meeting is here.

HighlightsThe African American Parent Advisory Council will lead the agenda at this meeting and walk through some of the challenges and opportunities created by the current assignment system.

Public Comment

There is always an opportunity for public comment at school board meetings. At regular meetings, speakers may speak to any item being voted on or may give general public comment during the time reserved for "Public Comment on General Matters." Speakers must sign up in advance, either by calling the board office at (415) 241-6493 or filling out a speaker card at the meeting and handing it to Esther Casco, the executive assistant to the board who sits next to the podium. Speaker cards must be turned in before the agenda item being spoken to is officially "called." Members of the public are typically be allowed two minutes to speak, but time given may be shorter if there are a large number of speakers.

At committee meetings, the public may comment on items discussed at the committee meeting or topics that fall under the purview of this committee. Usually it is not necessary to sign up in advance - speakers will be called to the podium when the chair determines it is time for public comment.

Recordings and Live Coverage of Meetings

You can access recordings of regular and committee meetings. Audio recordings are usually posted a few days after the meeting on the SFUSD site here. Regular board meetings are broadcast on KALWSFGOVTV2, and via live webcast. You can also follow PPS-SF's twitter feed @ppssf, we'll be there on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

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