Upcoming SFUSD Board Meetings

Two meetings this week for the SFUSD Board of Education. Tuesday is a regular board meeting and Thursdays the Ad Hoc Committee on Personnel Matters/Labor Relations/and Affordability meets.

Regular Board of Education Meeting: Tuesday September 26 @ 6PM in the Board Room

Agenda for the meeting here

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Annual Report from the SFUSD Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (SPED).

  • A RAVE Special Service Award will be awarded to McKenna Taylor, a teacher at Ida B. Wells High School

  • The board will vote on a resolution in support of carbon neutral schools

    • Resolution was introduced by Commissioners  Mendoza-McDonnell and Haney and received a positive recommendation at the Budget and Business services committee last week
      • 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
      • Text of the resolution can be found here

Ad Hoc Committee on Personnel Matters/Labor Relations/and Affordability: Thursday September 28 @ 5PM in the Board Room. 

Agenda for the meeting here

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Invitation to 2017 Benefits/Open Enrollment Fair
  • Certificated Staffing Lookback/Update
    • Certificated staff include teachers, counselors, instructional reform facilitators etc.
  • Classified Application Process: Barriers and Opportunities
    • Classified staff include paraprofessionals, aides, and SFUSD central office staff who don't have teaching credentials

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 allowed two minutes to speak, 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 Board of Education meeting on Tuesday night. You don't need to have a Twitter account to follow! Just log on to Twitter and search @ppssf #BoardWatch.