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 and there are two remaining!
October 11, 2018 - Candidate Forum - Foro de Candidatos
A forum geared towards immigrant families to be held at Everett Middle School on October 11 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
October 15, 2018 - Candidate Forum at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts
A forum co-hosted by PPS-SF, the Second District PTA, Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, the San Francisco Education Fund, and Ruth Asawa School of the Arts PTA is confirmed for October 15, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
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!