Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

Board of Education meets on Tuesday

Regular meeting of the Board of Education: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 6:00PM

Agenda for the meeting here.


Three New Commissioners Sworn In.

Welcome to Commissioners López, Collins, and Moliga!

We welcome three new board members elected in November: Commissioners Alison Collins, Gabriela López, and Faauuga Moliga. At this time one seat on the SFUSD Board of Education is vacant, awaiting an appointment by Mayor Breed to fill the seat left open when Commissioner Matt Haney was sworn in as a city supervisor last week.

Action Items


Proposed 2019-2020 SFUSD Instructional Calendar

It is not official until the Board of Education votes!

  • Election of board President and VP and assignment of members to committees.

  • Vote on proposed SFUSD instructional calendars for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. Both feature school start dates in the third week of August and last day of school in the first week of June.

  • Vote to approve the SFUSD’s fiscal year 2017-2018 audit report. Want to check out the report? Here it is.

Informational Items

  • Parent Advisory Council report.

  • Update on Safe and Supportive Schools policy resolution adopted by the board in 2014.

    • The goal was to shift the culture of discipline towards a focus on improved school climate, use of Restorative Practices and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) across the district. The policy also aimed to reduce rates of suspension, expulsion and out of class referrals, and in particular decrease the disproportional impact these practices on some student groups.

    • The report should included data showing trends in rates of discipline and also rates of chronic absenteeism, which is sometimes used as a measure of school climate.

Introduction of Proposals

  • Creative Arts Charter School petition for renewal through 2024 will be introduced. The petition will be discussed at one or more committee meetings before coming back to the full board for a vote.

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.

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SFUSD 2018 Suspension Data from the California Department of Education

One goal of the Safe and Supportive Schools policy, on the agenda this week, is to end disproportional rates of suspension.

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

We will be live tweeting from Tuesday night's meeting!  Follow us on Twitter (you don't need an account to follow) @ppssf #BoardWatch

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.

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