Upcoming SFUSD Board Meetings
Two meetings this week for the SFUSD Board of Education. Monday the Curriculum and Program Committee will meet. Tuesday is a regular board meeting.
Curriculum and Program Committee meeting: Monday May 8 @ 6PM in the Board Room
Agenda for the meeting here
Topics to be discussed include:
- Youth Voting - Student Advisory Council/Youth Commission
- Preventing Gun Violence
- Preventing and Addressing Hate-Related Incidents
- Mathematics (Summer Learning, Math Validation Test)
There is always an opportunity for public comment on the 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.
Board of Education Meeting: Tuesday May 9 @ 6PM in the Board Room
Agenda for the meeting here
Highlight: The board will hear from the Our Children, Our Families advisory council, and vote on five resolutions tonight.
- Board Policy 4019 is on professional standards for district employees and sets out a list of 18 examples of "inappropriate conduct" which must be promptly investigated if reported and my subject employees to discipline, including in some cases reports to credentialing agencies and/or law enforcement. Examples of inappropriate conduct include: physical violence or threats of physical violence, inappropriate fraternization with a student, using tobacco in the workplace, dishonesty and divulging confidential information about students. See the full text of the policy here
- Board Policy 4030 updates SFUSD's policy on Non Discrimination in Employment and bars discrimination and harassment, for interns and volunteers as well as employees based on "a person's actual or perceived race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, or sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by law." See the full text of the policy here
Board Policy 0410 updates the policy on Non Discrimination in District Programs and Activities to comply with some new state law requirements. The full text is here
Board Policy 3100 updates the Budget policy to align with the requirements of the Local Control Funding Formula adopted by the state legislature in 2013-14, including describing how additional funds received by SFUSD to serve low income students, English Learners and foster youth were used to increase or improve outcomes for those students. Full text of the proposed updated policy is here.
- A resolution will be considered that would remove a state law gun control loophole allowing a school superintendent to grant special permission to individual citizens to carry a firearm in the vicinity of a school. Resolution text is here.
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.
Recording and Live Coverage of Meetings
You can access recordings of regular and committee meetings.
Video recordings of regular 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.