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>> hi, everybody, i'm perskey and i am vice president of the youth commission. i would like to thank the board of education and the student delegates who bring this issue forward. and i do want to be clear that i have not been as immensely involved as fewer and many of my colleagues on the youth commission have but i have been paying a lot of attention to this issue and i watch sfgov tv every night and so this issue is very important to me. i just want to emphasize the importance of the final resolve clause in the resolution which is the clause of continued communication between the city and the school district and i want to be clear that this issue is not a city issue it is not a school district issue but a san francisco issue. and we need to all work together on it. and so, it is the
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responsibility of all of us to be involved and i urge the evaluation of these programs to include extensive community input and i believe that i speak on behalf of the community that we are here as a resource for you guys and in order to have, you know, maximum success of this program and it is going to be necessary for this not just to be an issue here at the board of education but for you guys to work us even though the youth commission is an entity of the city of san francisco we need to work together to make sure that these programs come to fruition, so thank you. >> thank you. >> the youth speakers, comments or speakers from the board members? >> i can't do any discussion? >> okay. >> thanks. >> all right i'm still learning. >> so this is going to be held over for action, at the board meeting of march 12th and we will have much comment and questions at that time. we will resume with the regular
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order of our agenda, now we are moving on to item m, discussion of other educational issues. superintendent? thank you president norton, i would like to call the director kevin chavez who will take us through item m. >> good evening, commissioners, and superintendent, so this is regarding the title 3 improvement plan that we are required to submit to the california department of education. san francisco unified school district receives title 3 funding from the federal government to help english learners to speak, read and write in english. and to achieve success in reading and mathematics. school districts and other agencies that receive the title 3 funds are reviewed each year as required in the no child left behind to see if they meet the three measured objectives further english learners, and
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progress in learning english and the progress in the percentage of students who become proficient in english and language art and mathematics. >> for the 11, 12 school year they met the first two targets and did not meet the academic target in english, language arts for the fourth year in a row and math this last year. this information is shown in the chart that i have presented in my hand out to you. the multilingual pathway department has developed a plan to help to achieve the target in english, language arts, the following is a summary of the draft plan. so the first category falls under elv and the strategis that we are going to increase the consistency of the quality of the english language development during the specified elb's instruction and use of the strategies throughout the content areas at
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all sites while preventing and supporting long term english learners, we are going to deepen the understanding of the new california standards in relation to the california common core state standards and sfufd's prepaid core curriculum and to facilitate all prepaid student language out comes in proficiency and special education. the california elv standards provide the opportunities to access and engage in and achieve in grade level academic content and learning social and academic english. they are to be used in tandem with the standards and to strengthen the new standards. so the actions include but are not limited to aligning our current california eob
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standards to san francisco unified school districts ela prepaid core curriculum and continue to provide both district wide and sight site based development and coaching and follow up. and also provide elv diagnostic and informative assessments to help with the literacy instruction and continue to assist sites with the blt section of the standard report card and work with the teachers to develop a curriculum for long term english learners aligning this work to the california common core state standards. and support the teachers to implement the curriculum for a long term english learners and specialized english language development class and throughout the content areas. the second area focus will be primary language and instruction of core and language development and so we will provide a clear infrastructure in the design and implementation and
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monitoring and refinement of research based programs which implement primary languages dual language immersion. and so we will also determine a plan for the development of a common core state standards in chinese. and develop a chinese and implementation of eld standards in those pathways. the strategic actions include to but not limited to support for program through walk throughs and coaching and professional development regarding program model design goals and assessment with administrators teachers parents, and districts administrators. and establish with the research department in response to provide data and discussions around the english and primary language development. we will also determine a plan like i said for the development of the common core in chinese.
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develop the curriculum and curriculum maps in accordance with the common core state standards in languages and dual language and also receive the development of the core curriculum and identify, and or create multiple and veriyed assessment aligned with common core in the primary language. our professional development will be provided to teachers and administrators in the areas of primary eld instruction and strategy and primary language. this strategic actions include but are not limited to district-wide insight based bd and providing eld instruction and strategies and the content. courses throughout the day. pathway language teachers will attend regular meetings using primary language materials and administrators will receive ongoing professional
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development for english learners and coach teachers in the areas of compliance of curriculum and instruction. >> we will also be focused on parent and community participation, family support for english learners, via multilingual and support for information for dlacand elac and support for the committees through monthly dlac meetings, direct site support and our school site council summit and promote for english learners by sharing data on an ongoing basis with the by lingual and also to get feedback. >> thank you. >> questions? commissioner wynns? >> thank you. okay, i'm a little, thank you. but, and i appreciate it that you were reading some specifics.
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this is an extremely short summary. but it sounds to me like all of the things that are described are the things that i thought that we were doing already. so, and we have had a lot of attention through the allow plan and the specific actions that have been described to us as being part of the implementation of the allow plan in recent years that are essentially the same kinds of activities that you have described, i think. so, i would like some more specifics about what is different about what and why is this an improvement plan instead of simply saying that we are going to do what we said that we were going to do or what i thought that we were already doing. >> i think that some of the things that are different in what we were doing in the past and going to continue to do.
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it is increasing some of those efforts and in some cases but in other cases it is aligning the work that is being done in content or core content areas which has been identified as kind of a gap for us right now. and right now, as the district priority for the really out of the common core curriculum. we were looking at it as an opportunity to link the work that we are going to be doing around the new eld standards and embed it in that process. so this is very much focused on that and also aligning the primary language instruction pieces to both the eld standards and the common core ela standards and so that is really a very different place that we are going with this. >> so that does mean in the past that we have not been aligning our primary language ininstruction that we had or it is just because, nobody is
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doing the common core standards yet? and so that is something new and i also have to say, which we could get more information. you know, you don't have to do this in depth because maybe it will be more appropriate if we saw more details if we could know more what to say or ask. by, i would really like to know how we think that we are going to develop the common core standards in chinese and what we are doing to do in korean, because we already i have to say that i already know from two or three other times that we tried to do this that nobody has any capacity to do the work in chinese except this school district in the state and that a huge gigantic job. and we are doing only a component of it and what the state is doing a lot of this work and other districts are doing various parts that we are going to share with each other and don't know how we can do the whole thing in the other languages that seems undoable
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to me. >> so clearly there is big instructional shifts with the new common core standards and we are beginning to really roll that out starting with ela and we have the next generation of science coming up on us and just recently approved are the new eld strapped aders and that is going to be a fundamental change and not just how we refer to the professioncy levels but that is a body of work that is embedded through ut the day throughout all of the con content areas and there is a great deal of work that needs to be part of the our road map moving forward. >> so could we find another place or way to have more detail on this? or maybe the opportunity to actually have a discussion about this? >> i would think that say curriculum committee item. >> so to say that we have
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already slated moving toward the common core implementation with the focus on the humanities at the may 6th committee. i don't expect a lot of answers but a road map in the direction that the district is pursuing will be discussed. >> i think that commissioners you will be getting more information and we are planning to be at the next board of education meeting to give you an update on the allow plan and so as you begin to see all of these different pieces and these different plans, coming together, you will see how this is related to the work as a whole and how we made it cohesive and coherent between the different times of plans that were required to development or we are developing as our own strategic actions based on what we see are a need to know districts.
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>> thank you. >> miss ly? >> is there any statistics somewhere because it tells you in the chart, of has the sfufd met their objective, but how many students are el learners and how many students are not meeting the academic targets in the language arts? what is the percentile in this? >> i don't have that exact information. but i could get that to you. >> okay. thank you. >> any other questions or comments from the board. no, >> yes? >> all of us. >> will you be able to get that to all of us? >> fantastic. >> thank you. >> i can tell you that right now our current percentages are meeting that target for english, language arts is 48.2 percent of all the english learners. so, and it is just under the require, what is the requirement or the target was
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for this year. >> okay. thank you, everybody. thank you, mr. chavez, i believe that is all of the questions, thank you for the report. >> all right we are going to move on with our agenda, item n is the consent calendar resolutions removed for the second reading and action. there are none. now at item 0, which will be the vote on the consent calendar. but before i do that i would like to ask mr. bushman come up and give us a brief overview of the non-reelect process and the various terms and the probationary teacher and non-reelect. >> and yeah, the best way to look at the non-reelect is to look at it from the other perspective and that is that you have when we hire a new... every new teacher that we hire, we have until march 15th of their second year in that job to make a decision on whether they are going to have
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permanent in this district, which is, you know, almost a job for a life. i mean, it is in my opinion, it is not enough time to make that kind of a decision, but that is the way that it is. and, so, we rely on our principals to make that tenured decision about these new teachers in that very short period of time. and i think that it is a reasonable to put that trust and the confidence in our principals and if they are not up to that then they probably should not be principals in those schools, those are the cold, hard facts. so a non-reelection is intended to be without cause. it is intended to be and granted if you have a non-reelection and that
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question is asked that comment was made tonight that if you have to check the block have you been no one reelected in a school district it is true. what i have done in order to try, in order to remove that stigma is give each of those teachers that are not reelected the opportunity to do a resignation and then that is the way that we look at it, they resigned, you know, on their own in good standing in this district. it is a difficult thing to do, but, when you think of the impact on the students of the district and the long term, it is one of those hard calls, and one of those decisions that we trust our principals to make and it is important that they make it and they make it you know, that they do it to the best of their ability and do it correctly. so, non-reelect is a decision
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whether or not to grant tenure. >> thank you. >> mendoza. >> sometimes it is not a good fit at that particular school. could you be clearer on what the opportunities are for those that are not reelect in terms of reapplying the following year or what is the process for them to get supported. i think that a lot of what we are feeling is like sometimes they just need to be better supported in order to come back. and i don't want to discourage people who, you know, should be in the classroom or could be in a classroom to stay in the classroom. there is a continuing rumor, if you will, it used to be that when someone was non-reelected that they could not reapply to the district and for a year and they were required to go someplace else, show that they were a good performer someplace else and then return to the district. that is not the case. for the last, for three years
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now, it has been, it is our policy that they are not reelected, and having done nothing wrong. and so they have every right to reapply for any position that we have in this district and in some cases they are, they are rehired. so, thank you. >> any other questions? >> comments in >> okay. thank you, mr. bush man for that clarification and so now could we have a roll call on these? >> let me just say this, that mary richards over sees that program who is behind me. but she over sees that program and she talks, and she discusses this at length with the principals and helps them with their or whatever decisions that with this very difficult decision that they are trying to make and she also speaks with the individuals that are impacted by being
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non-reelected and talks to them about what their options are. we try to treat them had you manly as possible. >> roll call. >> ly. >> yes. >> wong. >> yes. >> fewer. >> y*e. >> haney. >> yes. >> maufas. yes, except abstain on k5 and no af11. >> thank you. >> miss mendoza? >> yes. except items k3, and k4. >> that is an nay. >> dr. murase? >> aye. >> wynns. >> yes. >> norton. >> yes. >> item p, consent sal der there are none tonight.
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>> item q, adoption of a revised board policy 1000 series that will replace the current board policy and may i hear a motion and a second. >> so moved. >> second. >> thank you. >> and this will be held over for action at the meeting at the next board meeting of march 12th. and there are no public speakers signed up for this item >> item s, first the standing committee may we have a report from the rules committee. >> this is my report here. so please, indulge me. a lot of firsts here, everybody is leaving. so i am going to take a while with this. no, if my fellow commissioners would also chime in on some of these things that you had prior experience with and history
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with, so the first thing we did was we had our folks come from sacramento our advocates and capital advisors came and gave us a huge packet. >> they are back. >> good. good. >> all right. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> so, we had you know, a lot of bills that were sort of brought to us, but it was kind of the first stage of it so we are just kind of taking a look at what is out there, and sort of a general overview of the major issue areas that the legislature is considering. we talked pretty extensively about the state budget and the governor's budget proposal. and we talked about the local control funding formula and some of our concerns about that but we are sort of at the preliminary stages at least with respect to legislation, so that the bill introduction deadline for the state legislature was just this past week and so we are going to have them come back at the next meeting in march and that is
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when we will take the positions on the many pieces of the legislation that will effect us deeply. so that was the legislative overview, the second item that we heard was the proposed amendments to the city and county of san francisco municipal ordinance regarding mobile food truck facilities. >> yeah. so, there was a conversation about some potential amendments to that policy that were being considered by the board of supervisors we discussed with our staff about whether we are okay with some potential amendments that modified the length from which a mobile food truck could be from some of our high schools, i did not know this was the kind of thing, but apparently it is. >> apparently it had a lot of discussion over time. so we did move forward with the
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recommendation that they go ahead and accept or pursue those amendments. and... >> i don't know if it was all of those amendments that they sent over from city hall, but i definitely think that we had some direction for our staff to go especially around the areas that we have already researched and already proven through our own efforts are not fruitful for school sites >> sorry. >> you were saying that we want additional amendments not that we supported the amendments. >> we did not support any of the amendments or anything in the ordinance, the new ordinance as proposed. we wanted to change. >> we were supporting our own. >> we wanted changes of the >> as proposed a number of changes that would make us feel more comfortable being neutral on this resolution. and there were i would say, strong opinions all the way around on the committee.
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but, the consensus of two of us, at least, was, that would have accepted the staff proposal that to seek amendments and if those were accepted that we would be neutral on the proposal. >> thank you. >> thanks for the back up. then as we discussed we already discussed the revision of the board policy. which we talked about already this evening as well as the board policy 1000 series and we had some conversation about how within that board policy we make note of it was not in that piece, where we make note of where if something comes from resolution, a board resolution, how that is sort of noted within the board policy. >> right, in the ongoing update of the board policy there was discussion about how or whether we should include the history
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of certain policies and the current format, the history of where the board policy came from is not incorporated and the committee thought that we should note that. so that was sort of or definitely the consensus of the committee was to have to go back and really make sure that we make note of when a policy came from a board resolution that that is note somed how and lastly, we had a conversation about the schedule of advisory committee reports to the board of education, currently, the pac and the sac, provide the report at every board of education meeting, we are having a conversation about whether there might be some rotation and how to make sure that the other advisory committees are brought in and reporting back to us at an appropriate time for them and for us. and so, the next steps for that, i believe, commissioner maufas has agreed to take the lead on that along with
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commissioner davis and they are going to present back to the rules committee. >> that is correct. >> thank you. i'm all done. >> any questions? >> no. >> quick, leave while you can, president kelley. >> we are going to move on. and we are going to hear all of the other reports by board members, are there any other reports by board members? >> yes. this is the time, where if you have an announcement or a report to make on a topic you may do so, so i am going to start with commissioner murase. >> just on monday, the curriculum committee will be meeting on march 4, on science, technology and engineering and math. i just want to congratulate the
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alliance of black school educators for the accident honor roll celebration last week it was really wonderful. i want to do a shout out to the numerous elementary schools who paraded in the chinese new year parade, the ones that i saw, gordon low and west portal and it was really wonderful to see the kids and their families. i want to announce national read allowed day at sunset elementary this friday, i hope that folks can participate. and the japanese bilingual and by cultural program. celebrating the 40th anniversary on march 9th. and congratulations to cyc on its 43rd annual festival of youth on march 13th. >> thank you. >> commissioner maufas? ? i just want to follow along
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with commissioner murase indicated with the alliance of black school educators thank you for being there and i know that you were under the weather but it was nice to have you give a welcome and it was very much appreciated. and thank you commissioner murase and haney for coming and i know that other board members were trying to make it there as well. my one announcement this weekend although there are many events, i am happy to represent the board of education at the black cuisine judging contest saturday since none of you will make it because you will be at the summit or the conference on saturday march second, it is the 33rd annual black cuisine cook off. there will be many, many food vendors as well so if you are not judging in the contest, there will be a wonderful compliment of all kinds of food, there available and