Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

Board of Education meets on Tuesday

Regular meeting of the Board of Education: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 6:00PM

Agenda for the meeting here.

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Mayor Breed Appoints a new Commissioners

We welcome one new board member this week. Jenny Lam was appointed by Mayor Breed on January 22, 2019 to fill the seat left open when Commissioner Matt Haney was sworn in as a city supervisor. Commissioner Lam also serves as Mayor Breed’s Education Advisor.

Action Items


Proposed 2019-2020 SFUSD Instructional Calendar

It is not official until the Board of Education votes!

  • 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. This vote was scheduled to happen on January 15, but was postponed. The calendar was updated but there are no apparent substantive changes.

Informational Items

  • Report from the Migrant Education Parent Advisory Council

  • Update on the Middle Grades Redesign. PPS-SF and SFUSD hosted a meeting on this topic last April. Here is a summary of the content of that meeting and feedback we heard from families. We look forward to working with SFUSD to support continued family partnership in this initiative.

  • Update on Web Property Redesign. SFUSD has been redesigning its website over the past year. This report will likely give details of the process and timeline for rollout.

Introduction of Proposals

  • The superintendent will propose two resolutions to name school properties and several proposals for new or amended board policies. There is time for public comment on these, but no discussion by board members at this time. These proposals will be sent to board committees for further review before coming back for a vote at a future meeting of the full board. Full text of each proposal is available by clicking the link to the agenda. Here is the rundown:

    • Superintendent's Proposal 191-29Sp1 (Community Proposed Name Change) - In Support of Naming the Gym at James Lick Middle School after Raymond (Ray) Ponce

    • Superintendent's Proposal 191-29Sp2 (Community Proposed Name Change) - In Support of the Naming of the 20 Cook Street Auditorium

    • Board Policy 0420.42, Charter School Renewal

    • Board Policy 5148.3, Preschool/Early Childhood Education

    • Board Policy 0450, Comprehensive Safety Plan and Board Policy 3516, Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness Plan

    • Board Policy 6159.2, Nonpublic, Nonsectarian School and Agency Services for Special Education

    • Board Policy 6164.5, Student Success Teams

    • Board Policy 6146.4, Differential Graduation and Competency Standards For Students With Disabilities

    • Board Policy 1113, District And School Web Sites

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

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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