Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

Board of Education meets on Tuesday

Regular meeting of the Board of Education: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 6:00PM

Agenda for the meeting here.

Important Note: Public comment on general matters (not items on this agenda) has been moved earlier on the agenda. From now on, it will take place before the reports from advisory committees.

Advisory Committee Reports:

  • Report from the Parent Advisory Council

Action Items

  • Vote on the renewal petition for Creative Arts Charter School

  • Vote on the Public Education Enrichment Fund (PEEF) 2019-20 Spending Plan. A copy can be found here. Staff responses to questions from commissioners at the Committee of the Whole meeting on March 5 are here.

    • Note: at the Curriculum Committee meeting on Monday night, committee members voted to recommend an amendment to the PEEF spending plan that would cut funds from Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) administration and other VAPA programs and shift those funds towards providing additional PE teachers at SFUSD schools. The exact language of this proposed amendment has not been posted yet.

  • Vote on nine new or updated Board policies. These policies are described and can be found in full on the board agenda under item E (3-11).

Informational Items

  • There are no scheduled informational updates.

Introduction of Proposals:

The public may comment on these items but they are not up for a vote tonight. They will be discussed at one or more Board of Education committee meetings before being brought back for a vote at a regular board meeting.

  • Board Policy on Graduation Ceremonies

    • Sets out guidelines for graduation ceremonies in SFUSD, including what students can and cannot wear, grounds upon which and process by which students may be excluded from graduation ceremonies; criteria for (optional) designation of academic honors, such as Valedictorian, which must include “multiple measures of academic performance.” Details here

  • Board Policy on High School Graduation Requirements

    • Adds some categories of students who may meet different criteria fulfill graduation requirements or may receive an honorary diploma - such as recent immigrants, migrant students, terminally ill students etc. Details are 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

We will be live tweeting from Tuesday night's meeting. Follow us @ppssf #BoardWatch.  Regular board meetings are broadcast live on KALWSFGOVTV2, and via live webcast!

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.

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