Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

Ad Hoc Student Assignment Committee meets Thursday!

Ad Hoc Committee on Student Assignment: Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:00PM

Agenda for the meeting here.

Click on the image to view information about the Ad Hoc Student Assignment Committee on the SFUSD web page

Click on the image to view information about the Ad Hoc Student Assignment Committee on the SFUSD web page

The Ad Hoc Committee on Student Assignment meets several times per year to look at data and discuss policy questions related to student assignment.

  • At this meeting, the primary agenda item will be a discussion of the resolution “Developing a Community Based Student Assignment System for SFUSD” introduced by Commissioners Matt Haney, Stevon Cook, and Rachel Norton at the September 26, 2018 Board of Education Meeting.

    • The resolution would end the “ALL lottery” system for elementary schools in favor of some hybrid of choice and geography based assignment

    • Students currently enrolled in a school would not be required to change

    • Under the resolution, the Superintendent would develop a plan, with input from the community and bring it back to the Board of Education for approval.

    • You can learn more about this proposal in articles in the the San Francisco Examiner, the San Francisco Public Press, and on KQED.

  • At the meeting there will be a presentation by SFUSD staff and an opportunity for public comment.

  • You can view the resolution here

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.