Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

Three meetings this week for the SFUSD Board of Education. Tuesday is a Committee of the Whole meeting, Wednesday the Curriculum Committee meets and Thursday the Budget and Business Services Committee will convene.

Committee of the Whole: Tuesday January 16 @ 6PM in the Board Room

Agenda for the meeting here

Topic to be discussed: update on middle school redesign

  • In January 2017, the Board of Education heard an update on an ongoing process to redesign the middle school experience in SFUSD. Report from that meeting is here
  • Superintendent Matthews published an article in September outlining some of the changes being piloted at three schools: Willie Brown Middle School, Martin Luther King Middle School and Visitacion Valley Middle School. Read the article here.
  • Tonight members of the Board of Education will hear an update on the initiative. 

Augmented Curriculum and Program Committee: Wednesday January 17 @ 6PM in the Board Room. 

Agenda for the meeting here

Topics to be discussed are: language pathways and African American history

  • The language pathways discussion will include:
    • An overview of language pathways, including

      • K-5 Language Pathway Instructional Models & Curricular Resources

      • STAMP Assessment Pilot

      • Target Language Outcomes

    • New language pathways initiatives including the World Language Advisory Council and Arabic and Vietnamese language offerings

    • Achievement Data:

  • The African American history information item will cover several topics:
    • Ethnic Studies in schools and how African American history is being covered. More information on SFUSD's Ethnic Studies course
    • Manhood Development program update.
    • African American Women's History class at Mission High School.
    • Possible future African American Studies elective.

Augmented Budget and Business Services Committee: Thursday January 18 @ 4PM in the Board Room.  NOTE EARLY TIME!

Agenda for the meeting here

Topics to be discussed are:

  • Reviewing the fiscal impact for the homeless youth resolution.
  • Overview of the governor's proposed budget for 2018-19. See an overview of the governor's proposed budget here.
  • Overview of budget & LCAP development 2018-2019, including a proposed framework for budget reductions. 

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 are available - but not immediately following a meeting.

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 Thursday's meeting! You don't need to have a Twitter account to follow --just log on to Twitter and search @ppssf #BoardWatch.