Upcoming SFUSD Board of Education Meetings

Two meetings this week for the SFUSD Board of Education. Monday the Curriculum and Program Committee will meet. Wednesday is the Budget and Business Services committee meeting.

Curriculum and Program Committee : Monday September 18 @ 6PM in the Board Room

Agenda for the meeting here

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Authorization of a new KIPP charter school: an elementary school planned to be located in the Bayview district. Committee to make a recommendation to the full board.

  • Math: the math validation test (MVT), summer learning, geometry and course taking

  • Science: rollout of new standards in grades 6 and 9

Budget and Business Services Committee : Wednesday September 20 @ 6PM in the Board Room

Agenda for the meeting here

Topics to be discussed include:

  • A resolution introduced by Commissioner Haney last spring providing support and services to homeless children youth and families.  
    • It is estimated that one in 25 students in SFUSD is homeless
    • This resolution would require the district to take several actions to support the unique needs of these students, including: identifying a liaison to assure federal rights of homeless students are being met; yearly reporting on outcomes specific to homeless youth; consideration of homeless student population in district/site budgeting process.
    • This resolution received a positive recommendation from the Curriculum and Program Committee in June
  • A resolution introduced by Commissioners  Mendoza-McDonnell and Haney in support of carbon neutral schools.
    • Would seek to phase out SFUSD's use of fossil fuels by 2040 and sets targets towards that goal
    • Includes goal that all new vehicles purchased be emissions free
    • New buildings designed to use no more energy than generated on site. Goal by 2050 is that all buildings generate all power onsite.
  • A resolution to grant or deny the petition for the KIPP Bayview Elementary Charter School
  • SFUSD Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANS)

    • Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes is a type of short term debt regularly issued by SFUSD 

  • Department/Program Budget Presentation: MediCal Revenue Unit

Public Comment

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.

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.