Upcoming SFUSD Board of Education Meetings

SFUSD Board of Education holds its regular meeting Tuesday night

Board of Education Meeting: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 6 PM, at 555 Franklin Street.

Agenda for the meeting here.

Highlights of the meeting:

  • Superintendent's report, commendations, and awards
  • Parent Advisory Council report
  • Action items.  The Board of Education will vote on the following items:
    • A policy on professional standards, which deals with the official standards of conduct for SFUSD employees and would require schools to post portions of these standards relating to interactions with students and provide these standards to families at the start of each year.  Here is the policy.
      • This policy received a positive recommendation from the board's rules committee.
    • Three policies were related to charter schools, including the process by which SFUSD approves or denies petitions for charter schools (this policy), the process for monitoring performance of a charter school (this policy) and the requirements related to providing district facilities to a charter school (this policy). Under state law, any eligible charter school, even if it was not authorized by SFUSD, may make a facilities request and SFUSD is required to provide facilities that are "contiguous, furnished, equipped, and sufficient to accommodate all the charter school's in-district students in conditions reasonably equivalent to those in which the students would be accommodated if they were attending other District schools."
      • These policies received positive recommendations from the board's rules committee.
    •  Resolution 183-13A1, introduced by Commissioners Mendoza and Cook on March 13, 2018. The resolution would establish and expand supports for Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students.
      • This resolution was heard by a committee of the whole on April 3, 2018 and referred to the full board for action.
  • An MOU is being disclosed setting out the agreement between SFUSD and United Educators of San Francisco (a teacher's union) about how parcel tax funds would be used if prop G is approved by voters in June. Here is the MOU and schedules showing how the funds would increase teacher salaries.
  • A revision to a board policy and a new resolution will be introduced for "first reading."  There is an opportunity for the public to comment on these items but they will not be discussed by the board tonight.  They will be referred to committees and then may come back for a vote at a future meeting of the board of education.
    • The policy revision is an update to SFUSD's Uniform Complaint Procedure -the process used when  alleging a violation of select federal and state laws.
    • The proposed resolution, submitted by Commissioner Sanchez, would set up a "blue ribbon" committee to advise the board on proposals for renaming SFUSD schools. The text of the resolution can be found here.
Douglass Elementary School was renamed "Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy" in 1996.

Douglass Elementary School was renamed "Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy" in 1996.

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.