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2013 school year. there is a proposal to move from unlimited choices in the august assignment system to the single highway pool. there is out of reach and recruitment -- november 5 is the enrollment affair. we received an annual report on student assignment. we're developing questions and getting the help from researchers on how to evaluate this new one. student assignment that includes a consideration for neighborhood assignment. there was an update on the redesign of transportation services. president mendoza: any other reports on any of the committees that may have met? commissioner norton: i'm not
reporting on a committee, but i did go see a bilingual community council meeting. i did not know we were doing this, but we have begun translating the annual test reports that all parents get in the mail. parents are getting them in their native languages which is a huge step forward. it has been a lot of work, apparently, but it was very much appreciated. i wanted to add my thanks, it is a big improvement. commissioner fewer: on october 19, i attended the school district's first annual lgbt family center. it was a smashing success. i think they thought 50 people would show up and it was packed. clearly next year, will have to
have a larger venue. i would like to thank staff for putting this on. this was a fun event and i felt that everyone who attended had a great spirit, very family feeling, and i hope that next year we will have more families that will participate. at this time, i would like to make an appointment to my advisory committee. i would like to appoint edwin yuen to the bilingual council. he is bilingual in spanish and chinese and is the parent of a daughter. commissioner maufas: the select committee meeting is this thursday over in city hall starting at 3:30. i wanted to say before this meeting is over -- president mendoza: do you know
what the topic -- commissioner maufas: an update on the shipyard school district. >> i got my test back a few weeks ago in chinese and i could not read it. my mom was bashing on me and i could not read it. why didn't i get one in english? >> everybody got them in english in august and it took a month to get them translated. that is why you got a copy in chinese after word. commissioner murase: i wanted to report on the rules committee meeting that met on monday, october 24 for action. we reviewed the online board of education policies. we are going very deep into that process trying to bring the
board policies on line. i invite my colleagues to join in on that. we will probably need back for recommendation in december. we reviewed the policy for committing non 7 it is residents to the school of the arts, and when so was started, there was a hard cap recommended of 10% of out of district students. it was unknown to the staff, so the principle has made a commitment in the coming year to really keep to that, because currently they have 60% overall out of district students. some departments are as high as 39%. one of the arguments given to us was that there aren't enough qualified seven it is students. i am here to say that san
francisco students should apply. we want to see lots of applicants and phyllis many spaces as possible with san francisco students. there are some exceptions, when there is a need for a particular baritone or tenor who to invite and out of district students, but we would like to have as many san francisco students applied as we can. under state and federal policy, there have been bullying measures signed by the governor, and this thursday, the district attorney is hosting a very important cyber bullying event for the middle school families that is open to the public and will be at marina middle school from 6:00 to 7:30 on thursday. really targeting families and what they should know about cyber bullying. it is hard to keep up with.
there is a lot going on with sell funds and social media has tools for really some very negative behavior. it is a very important event. commissioner norton: i forgot to say that the next meeting of the curriculum and program committee will be on monday november 7 and we will have at 4:00 p.m., slightly earlier than usual. >> commissioners, i wanted to say that the superintendent as i mentioned earlier is in boston for the council of the great city schools, i want you to know that we are honored that we will have the two presentations that this national convening including san francisco unified staff. from the research and accountability department, they will be presenting on our partnership with stanford university and our counsel.
we will be presenting an immigration issues with students. we are honored to have this representation. commissioner fewer: i would like to make an announcement that the budget committee will meet this thursday, october 27 at 5:00 p.m. in this room. we are inviting everyone to attend. we will have an exciting discussion about the state but the enge support services. >> is always really thrilling. >> adjusting case not all the commissioners , in every department, we have students go out once a week to middle schools to a guest who teach middle school kids about the arts that we do. that is one way we are
recruiting students. >> and you're doing this in san francisco middle schools? [laughter] commissioner yee: i would really like to say, several of us were there yesterday morning, and the mission high school community was treated really treated by a former michigan high school student. there was some article -- the
panel that he had with them, his wife and the peter -- and peter. one other, i should know his name. the message they sent to the students was pretty consistent to them that in order for them to the to get to any level, you need to focus now and be the best person to do the best you can. i am just an ordinary person that focused on what my passion was.
>> i want to thank them and his wife cindy, they were phenomenal. he was there from 8:00 in the morning until 1:00 in the afternoon. the principal was beside himself. the left to the classrooms and said hello to the students. he had a panel discussion with a very informal conversation to the kids, and they could pretty much as can anything. he did a 10 minute or 20 minute stint with the kids practicing on stage and performed with the kids. he mentioned being 16 years old and performing with carlos santana. it was just great, there were 15 students on stage. the students exited and he played for us for another half- hour. it was a delight. he donated, the drums and
guitars. he is commissioning a mural to be painted in the hallway, and he really wanted to congratulate the kids because 85 percent were going on to college. we have a much higher rate of graduation this last year. he was thrilled and honored to be amongst the kids and they were thrilled and honored to be with him. a couple of other thank yous. the educational partnership celebrated the tenth anniversary. the deputy superintendent and i had the opportunity to go to their celebration. it is filipino history month. i wanted to thank cbs and the park. they took out 50 of the kids from the marina middle school. they had the street team from cirque du soleil come and run
the obstacle course. lee will install on lighting, it will be on the time morceli will be able to save funding on that. the kids came out, they did a drawing for premier tickets for tonight for five of our students. and they would not put them down, they were doing these obstacle courses and they would not set their tickets down. it was really fantastic. i wanted to invite everybody, especially the alums to the dance on november 5. it will be a really great party and a great fundraiser for the school as well. >> and the jazz band will be performing, i am in that. that is kind of cool.
>> our president is very humbled but she was also awarded and recognized at the banquet this saturday night for her contributions to the community. congratulations. [applause] president mendoza: thank you. regular board meeting announcements. our next regular board meeting falls on november 8, all of you should know is a special day. it is election day. our board meeting is going to get changed to tuesday, november 15 here in the boardroom. no board meeting on tuesday, november 8. >> it will run my routine. >> but you only have one board meeting this month. if there is no other announcements, a report of the closed session actions of
october 18, 2011. the approve the contract for one assistant principal. the board of education approved the ratification of the suspended explosion of one high school student. in following litigation matters, -- the board of education by a vote of four ayes approve the settlements each in the amount of 3000.
davis, executive director of bayview hunters point senior services. we run an adult health care center for 26 years. and like all of you out there, we want to continue to run our adult health care centers in san francisco, right? that is why we are here today. we're here to tell the governor to stop the elimination of adult day health care, right? ok. all right, now. we're very, very fortunate in san francisco, because we have an amazing director of our department on aging and adult services, as well as a wonderful neighbor who cares
about seniors. i want to introduce to you the person who has really been working hard on your behalf, who is the director of the department of aging and adult services. she is the director of adult services, and i really want to thank her. when you have an issue of problem and you run a program, you can go to ann hinton, and she will get the job done. she is here to introduce the mayor for you. they have been working on this issue. the have seen with the problem is. even though san francisco did not start the problem, san francisco is going to help resolve the problem. so here is ann hinton. [cheers and applause] >> you know, it is hard to remember, but on the other hand,
fairly easy to remember. the sadness in my heart and the despair i felt in july when i heard that the bill was vetoed by the governor and that come december 1, 55,000 californians would lose an adult day health care. i have been working and have had the opportunity to work with older adults for over four -- 40 years in that time, certainly and the beginning, there were not options for folks other than nursing homes. i remember watching grandparents go into nursing homes because there was nothing else for them. i remember being in a nursing home and listening to an older stoic farmer who cried every day because all he wanted was to go back to the farm because there was nobody there during the day because his family was in the field, so he had to stay at the nursing home. i remember working with two
women who became very close friends here in san francisco who had, after 10 years in nursing home, the well-being to go home, but the have lost their home when the time that they had been there. so there they were. in 40 years, we have seen a lot of other things happen. we have seen the introduction of pace, the social day, social work services and case management. we saw the introduction of home care. most importantly and why we were here today as we saw the introduction of adult day health centers. at that moment, we saw the beginning and the bringing together of what people wanted, but -- what older adults wanted, and the health care folks are realizing that you could actually get good health outcomes of people stayed at home but came to an adult day health centers during the day. but our work really was not done then. we were focusing on keeping people at home, and we suddenly realized, with help from the folks from the disabled world,
that there were a lot of folks that institutional care who really could live at home. we just needed to apply the same services to them as we were directed people who were at home. especially in san francisco, we have spent the last eight years bringing people out of laguna honda hospital, younger adults and older adults alike, and helping them to live in the community and be successful there. [applause] yes, i agree. i agree. [applause] yes, we should rejoice in our accomplishments. so when we began to see the dismantling of services for older adults and younger adults with disabilities a few years ago, it began with the disk drive -- the languages program, and we started seen the attacks on ihss, on workers, and consumers using the program. all of that culminated than in
july, with the retelling of the cafe program and the recognition that, again, 55,000 people around california, 1200 people in san francisco, with loose adult day health come december 1. but, you know, san francisco is a city filled with people that are very, very hopeful. look at the ground today. it is a hopeful crowd, am i right? [cheers and applause] i will tell you that today i have a joyous heart, and i am very grateful to the mayor of san francisco. and i really want you to join me and welcome him for his announcements to you, mayor ed lee. [cheers and applause] >> hello. hello, hello.
some weeks ago, when ann and kathy and annie and others approached our office about this impending doom that the state was imposing on us, we were reminded of what we did in our budget, working closely with the board of supervisors. i want to thank these relationship that the mayor has with the board. i see supervisor avalos is here. thank you, supervisor of a los, for being here. [cheers and applause] i.t. supervisor mar here. thank you. i know supervisor kim is registered and has her staff here, but she does not feel well. but they give farmers than for being here today. i think there may be other supervisors who want to join with you to tell sacramento, stopped making bad decisions. [cheers and applause]
you know, this decision that they made to eliminate adult day care not only eliminates in valuable services to a vulnerable population of our city, but it puts added pressure on working families. parents, sons, and daughters who are trying to get to work and need the center is open for the people that they care about. so they can have an income to afford the things that they need to do to support their senior families. that is why this decision is so negative, so bad. and we have to tell them to make better decisions. will you do that with me? [cheers and applause] well, i know that the board of supervisors and the mayor's office put some special money in reserve in the past budget.
we balanced it, but we knew this bad decision was coming. so we made a reserve, and next week, as your mayor, i will ask the board to release some thatr 1, our adult day care centers can survive and not be eliminated. [cheers and applause] but i am going to ask you, going to ask all of you here today, please work together with us as one city. we need to work together. we need to work together with the board of supervisors. we need to work together with our senators, the state senators, the state assembly people, and the governor's office, because we needed them to change the way they make those decisions. they cannot be hurting the city's where all of our elderly
live on very limited income. we cannot stand for that. we have to change the way they make those decisions. [cheers and applause] that is why, with the support of the board, we put on propositions for the voters this year. i want to remind you, that is why i worked really hard with the board, to make sure we had proposition g, so we could have a little bit of our sales tax come back, so that we can have a more secure public safety and some social services that work. i need all of you to work together with us to make sure that we do even better than just a stop-gap measure could because this will not go away. if we do not stop them from making bad decisions, they will continue to make -- make more decisions for this city and we will not have the resources to deal with that. hopefully you will work with all of us and the board and the
mayor together. will you do that? [cheers and applause] all right, let's stop bad decisions. let's make better ones. thank you very much. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting] >> ok. now the mayor has to leave. but did you hear what he just said? did you all hear that? how are we grateful that we have the mayor we have in san francisco? [cheers and applause] ok. and we had the network of services that we have in this town. we're very grateful for that. let's give the mayor one more big cheer and thank him. [cheers and applause] for coming up with a solution.
he did not just come up with one solution. we have a present for the mayor. ok. but we have a lot more to thank him for. because he did not just come up with one solution. he came up with something else to keep it going lager. did you hear what that was? what was it? his proposition g. g is good for seniors. remember proposition g, because that is going to bring more money into the city. we have to defend ourselves against these cuts from the state. the mayor give you two good things today that we need to make sure we work on. ok? we also have a very progressive and active board of supervisors who are working with the mayor to save this program, and we have with us supervisor eric mar, who got the podium and the
set up for us today. he is a man of the people, and we appreciate you. >> thank you, everyone. are we an aging-for in the city in san francisco? yes. thank you for standing strong to defend our program. the 11th adult day day care centers in the city, we have to defend it and make sure that on december 1, we have all the programs in place and that we not think about cuts, but that we're strengthening these programs so that everyone can live in dignity as they grow older in the city of san francisco. i wanted that i applaud the senior organizations for standing strong and organizing themselves to make sure that we have better funding streams from the city. not just looking at budget announced that have been satisfied by the mayor and others, but that we have strong money strains so that as the aging population doubles, so that in 20 to 30 years when they become senior boomers, we can
show that everybody can aged with dignity in its san francisco and that we're an aging-friendly city. i am look forward to working with the other supervisors. thank you so much. >> thank you. [applause] so we have some other members on the board of supervisors. we're going to let them come up and address you, because they have some work to do next week. did you hear the mayor say there is some work for them to do? they're going to talk about it. our next supervisor is supervisor john avalos, another man of the people who cares about you. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. how're you all doing? buenos dias. it is very simple. you work for