Know Your Candidates! Attend a Board of Education Candidate Forum.

Did you know there are three open Board of Education seats on November’s ballot? There is still plenty of time to learn more about the nearly 20 candidates running to serve four-year terms beginning in 2019.

Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco is supporting three candidate forums this year. The first is a student-led candidate forum organized by Coleman Advocates and their CMAC (Children Making a Change) program at College Track in San Francisco on September 27, 2018 from 5:30-8:30.

More info and RSVP here.

More forums in the works!

We look forward to supporting and publicizing additional opportunities to hear from and interact with candidates including one geared towards immigrant families to be held at Everett Middle School on October 11 and one to be held at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts on October 15. Details will be published on our website and social media as soon as logistics are confirmed.

What does the Board of Education do? 

Official answer (from SFUSD website)

The Board of Education is responsible for establishing educational goals and standards; approving curriculum; setting the district budget, which is independent of the city's budget; confirming appointment of all personnel; and approving purchases of equipment, supplies, services, leases, renovation, construction, and union contracts. In order to manage the day-to-day administration of the district, the Board of Education appoints a superintendent of schools.

How can I learn more about the Board of Education?

So glad you asked! PPS-SF runs a #BoardWatch program to help keep families in the loop about issues being discussed and decisions made by the SFUSD Board of Education. If you are interested in receiving updates, follow PPS-SF as we live-Tweet SFUSD Board of Education meetings. We will send you alerts to remind you of upcoming meetings and share agenda items. There are two ways to sign up:

1. Text @boardwatch to 81010.
2. Email info@ppssf with POLICY in the subject line.

And please follow us on Twitter @ppssf #BoardWatch as we share live updates from Board of Education meetings!