Upcoming Board Meetings

SFUSD Board of Education rules committee meets Monday night, regular meeting Tuesday evening.  

Board of Education Augmented Rules, Policy and Legislation Committee: Monday, March 5 @ 6 PM, at 555 Franklin Street.

Agenda for the meeting here.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Resolution of commendation in recognition of the 75 year anniversary of SFUSD's early education department
  • RAVE awards to be presented to Alice Lin-Tay, School Secretary at Tenderloin Community School and Candy Lee, Classroom Teacher at Chinese Education Center
  • Bilingual Community Council (BCC) and the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) will give reports to the board
  • Update on SPARK*SFUSD - a 501(c)(3) that advocates and raises funds on behalf of SFUSD. More information here

Proposals for Action

  • The board will vote on adopting the proposed Public Education Enrichment Fund expenditure plan for 2018-19
  • New or updated policies on the following topics will be up for a vote: 
    • Parent Involvement: sets out requirements each school to have a parent/guardian and family engagement policy -- at Title I schools, parents/guardians/families and students must help develop and agree on the policy
    • Advertising and promotion: updates guidelines for approval of materials to be distributed in schools; includes prohibition on materials containing "prayer or proselytizing language" and materials advertising foods or beverages that don't meet state nutritional standards
    • Title I programs: requirements for showing comparability of services across district schools (Title I vs non Title I schools)
    • Budget: codifies SFUSD's budget development and adoption process and sets levels of required reserve balance compliant with state law
    • Drug and alcohol free schools: reflects Proposition 64 which prohibits any person from possessing, smoking, or ingesting cannabis on school grounds while children are present.
    • Student activities and equal access: provides student groups must have equal access to space, media, supplies, equipment etc. regardless of political, philosophical, religious or other content
    • Temporary athletic coaches: reflects new state law requiring training on sudden cardiac arrest
    • Extracurricular and co-curricular activities: prohibits unlawful discrimination in access to student activities - an amendment disallowing students to be charged fees to attend student performances has been removed from this policy and will be considered as a separate policy at the next rules committee meeting
    • The full text of each of the new policies, along with an explanation of the reason it is being proposed can be accessed from the board agenda by double-clicking on the agenda item.

Special order of business:

  • Proclamation by the Student Advisory Council: To Protect and Save Children from Gun Violence

Board of Education Augmented Budget and Business Services Committee meeting: Wednesday, March 13 @ 4 PM, at 555 Franklin Street.

Agenda for the meeting here.

Topics to be discussed include:

Information items:

  • Site based budgets
  • Local Control and Accountability Plan

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."

At committee meetings, those wishing to speak may sign up in advance or simply approach the podium when the committee chair calls for public comment.

Members of the public are typically allowed two minutes to speak, but the 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.