Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

Curriculum and Program Committee Meets Monday Evening, There Is a Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday and the Ad Hoc Committee on Personnel Matters, Labor Relations, and Affordability Meets Thursday.  

Augmented Curriculum and Program Committee Meeting: Monday, May 21, 2018

Agenda for the meeting here.

Action item:

  • The committee may make a recommendation on whether the full board should grant or deny a charter school petition
    • Mary L. Booker Leadership Academy Charter School, proposed to be located in the Bayview, has submitted a petition to SFUSD
    • The SFUSD board of education must grant or deny the charter petition within a specified time period. If the board denies the petition, the charter school may go to the California State Board of Education and seek to have the petition granted there.
    • If the petition is granted by either SFUSD or the State Board of Education, a charter school can request to use buildings and land owned by SFUSD. Under Proposition 39, authorized by voters in 2000, districts are required to share unused space with charter schools. This can mean that charter schools are given space within existing public schools. 

Informational items:

  • Staff will share information on SFUSD summer programs

Regular Board of Education Meeting: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 6 PM, at 555 Franklin Street.

Agenda for the meeting here.

Opening items:

  • Recognition of the Lowell HS girls basketball team
  • Report on Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP): Recommendations from the Parent Advisory Council (PAC), the District English Learners Advisory Committee (DELAC), the African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC), and Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC). 
  • Rave Awards: Aptos Special Education Team and Tammy Yan, Resource Specialist Program Teacher at Gordon J. Lau ES

Action Items:

  • The Board will vote to approve four policy updates
    • Uniform Complaint Procedure update
    • Hazardous Substances (reducing amount of, handling and inventorying)
    • Update to policies on admissions and interdistrict transfer (including a prohibition on requesting citizenship or immigration information as part of the admissions process and recognition of low or no-fault eviction as a basis for approving an interdistrict transfer)
  • The Board will vote on a resolution "In Support of a Formal Process in the Renaming of San Francisco Unified School District Schools"  Here is a link to the resolution.
    • The resolution does not actually change the names of any schools but sets up a process -- including a "blue ribbon committee" (presumably of volunteers) to oversee a process of investigation and report findings and recommendations with respect to the renaming of SFUSD schools named after individuals who "engaged in ... enslavement of human beings," "oppressed women," whose "actions led to genocide," or "significantly diminished" anyone's right to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
  • The Board will vote to approve an updated process for reclassification of English Learner students.
    • Here is a link to the proposed process: factors considered would include ELPAC scores (English language proficiency test), scores on F&P or Reading Inventory, and grades. Parents would be notified, but parents must only sign off if they do not want their child to be reclassified.
  • A vote will be taken on modification of School Facilities Impact Fees. These fees are collected for residential, commercial and industrial development projects within district boundaries. 

Ad Hoc Personnel Matters, Labor Relations, and Affordability Committee Meeting: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 5 PM, at 555 Franklin Street.

Agenda for the meeting here.

Informational Items:

  • Update on substitute staffing
  • Update on classified civil service staffing
  • Certificated sabbaticals

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

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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.