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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ms. casco roll call thank you ms. fewer mr. haney marry mentioning dr. murase ms. norton mr. walton ms. wynns ms. chin and mr. totiano
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thank you. >> please join me in the pledge of allegiance. >> happy new year everyone as a point privilege privilege i'll take a come up of minutes this is my final meeting as president i'll reflect that on the past year in january recognized a natural board national teachers with the exceptional teachers in thai state in february we reaffirmed the commitment to vision 2025 as a strategy plan in march we begin the process of overhauling
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district policies for district action in april the board adopted a plan to fight abate and the success of all african-american in the san francisco unified school district in june the board adopted the computer science pre k to telephone grade we have a new nonprofit in support of implementation of vision 2025 strategic plan together with our philanthropic partners then in august the board took a stand to grant dilemmas to students that are denied the opportunity to take the high school exiting exam and paved the way for other district to change the policies in september the board has
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internship and fire board education in october the board adopted a landmark policy to train all educators to recognize human trafficking and educate students about more than day slavery in san francisco in november by the preempted to honor the contributions of the chinese-american leader of whom our city council's schools are named and we supported the sustainable student transportation it is been a very busy and regarding year i want to thank all my colleagues the superintendent and the dedicated sfusd staff for supporting me thank you. >> we will now move to special order of business as stipulated in series 9 thousand the board shall readopt the board meeting the year may i have a motion and a second and second for a readoption of the procedures series 9 thousand. >> so moved and second.
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>> thank you. >> is there any public comment on this item? >> seeing none, oh, let's see i'll take public comment public comment is closed. comments from my colleagues sxhinlz. >> you know it is interesting we changed the rules to do this reround of applause on the series we'll pay attention and since is it so become a performa we should think about when we discuss our rules and how if we want to you read most of them in preparation and want to say i want to suggest that by the plan that both this year and do summary exclamation i found a few things kind of on the very itself second page the first
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page two items a student erupt shall be at board and the board has two student members correct but both kind of should be fixed i think this is an example i want to make a request we'll plan to do this sometime this year and at sometime we should discuss if we want to talk about them you know, i support it and still support this idea at the beginning of the year those are the rules and any affirm them but it would be better if they were substantive and real. >> i believe the appropriate committee to examine is the rules committee any other comments if not roll call vote.
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>> thank you ms. chin mr. totiano ms. fewer mr. haney ms. mendoza-mcdonnell dr. murase ms. norton mr. walton and ms. wynns. >> 7 i's. >> thank you very much the next item is the election of officers of the board of education as a reminder to the board and the public this type of election is by voice vote a second is not needed for nominations and permissible for a member minus nominate to vote for he or she board members if more than one nomination only one nomination you'll be saying yay or nay i declare it the open for the president of the board of education for the year 2016 are there any nominations? ms. fewer >> thank you 2kru78 i would be
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honored colleagues i'm honored to recommend commissioner vice president haney for the position of president. >> are there any other nominations? seeing none, i declare the nomination closed so commissioner vice president haney has been nominated to be president ms. casco roll call vote on the anatomies. >> ms. fewer mr. haney ms. mendoza-mcdonnell dr. murase thank you ms. norton mr. walton ms. wynns matt haney has been elected
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budget & finance committee for 2016 congratulations i they're nomination for the vice president of the board of education for the year 2016 any nominations ms. mendoza-mcdonnell thank you it's my profoundly to nominate shamann walton a good friend shamann walton our vice president of the board of education any other nominations for the office of vice president seeing none, i declare nominations closed commissioner shamann walton is nominate for the office of vice president ms. casco roll call. >> ms. fewer mr. haney ms. mendoza-mcdonnell dr. murase ms. norton mr. walton and ms. wynns that's 7 i's (clapping.) shamann walton has been nominated vice president of the board of education
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(clapping.) (clapping.) >> pack our things fourth the big move i want to say something quickly the most sacred responsibility the board moves quickly and smoothly i want to first thank
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president murase her calendar was a busy year and left lead the board with grace and encourage (clapping.) and i want to say thank you to the entire board fewer support and trust i'm looking forward to leading this board at that moment when i think there is a tremendous amount we can do incredible amount of shared vision and unity i want to congratulate any good friend and have the privilege of serving with president shamann walton and also recognize you saw when i ran up here my family my mom and sister and brother thank you for coming and the entire staff and students and city and county of san francisco for putting your trust and faith in me and
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the entire board to serve the students of our district thank you and let's continue with the meeting so approval the board minutes the regular meeting of the december 8th can i have a motion and a second? >> moved second and corrections? seeing none roll call vote >> ms. chin mr. totiano ms. fewer mr. haney ms. mendoza-mcdonnell dr. murase ms. norton mr. walton and ms. wynns 7 i's. >> okay. so for members of the public if you wish to address the board of education you can complete a speaker card prior to the item being called and presented to the ms. casco according to board reels and
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procedures speaker cards will not be accepted for items before the board and item b superintendant report. >> thank you commissioner vice president haney this is an honor on behalf of the entire staff to congratulate i an the presidency of the board of education we look forward to working with i in san francisco and i'd like to say congratulate vice president wul walton and look forward to working with you as we move our equality agenda forward congratulations to both of you i'd like to say congratulations to everyone for a second semester it started smoothly school is in session for over a walk wish you all for a happy new year we look forward to continuing our important work in the year 2016 a couple of announcements to the
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community this week the mission high school along with supervisor wiener will unveil their tap system to the foundation they've been installed since snooifl but students get a free new water bottle the initiative in san francisco is a partnership between san francisco unified school district, the san francisco public utilities commission are department of the environment and the self-department of public health this is one of the ways we promote 9 sustainable habits among the district students to date an comprehensive to date 32 tap foundations in the school your goal to have withholding to congratulations mission high school i'd like to announce that bret heart elementary school get a
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installed successor field part of largest 110 thousand square feet it was built by our very good friends america scores a program that helps to have team based soccer programs and learning thank you to the american score for the field and building and for major league and wells fargo for the funding this past saturday had an opportunity to have any my brother's keeper san francisco host the black cradle to school and this is held at mission high school this is the second event of its kind this school year specifically for sfusd black students and families the day was an enforcement fair the students had an opportunity to sign up for engrossment and attendees had the opportunity to enroll in camps and apply for
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jobs and attend workshops on topics of interests to parents and team thank you to everyone when that was involved our own african-american chuchltd and leadership initiative under the leadership of special assistant landon dickey our community-based organization the alliance of black school educators and the black educators for youth and mo' magic it was aimed as supporting our african-american students in san francisco also as previously mentioned a deadline is fast approaching january 15th for the first round enrollment forever the 2016-2017 the march placement period if you're applying for kindergarten or high school or middle school by january 15th applications can be turned in at the education
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and placement center at 5 franklin street and if you're children that sfusd students you can turn in the applications at their schools any questions whatsoever you can come to talk to a placement council or e-mail at immoral in school enr o l l e n at i'll encourage a topic of my article get our application in by the january 15th deadline for those families 80 percent of the families get top 2 choices and one pace of late break news last semester we announced how our students did on the assessment in go san francisco and at that time, we announced
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the large urban school sfusd were about 20 points higher in terms of their proficiency than students across the state of california our assessment shared more of detailed information and ladies and gentlemen, this is something to be proud of san francisco is part of core acholic beverage of district the 10 systems or some of the largest school districts collectively we serve over would this million students in the state of california so of the core districts i'm very proud to report that the top two over all in the elementary school of all elementary in the core districts the top two schools from san francisco unified school district that means our two elementary schools are the highest 5 of the top 10 schools
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the elementary category owe are in the top 10 and 20 in the top 10 percent those are well, for you who say should i send my children to public school so it gets better at the middle school 5 of the top 10 top performing in the consortium are if san francisco unified school district and 6 of the top 10 from san francisco unified school district at the high school level one of the top 10 and 5 of the top 10 percent of high schools in the core acholic beverage are from san francisco unified school district so i want to send a huge congratulations to all our hard working paraprofessionals our teachers and administrators i want to thank our parents and students for taking these seriously and over academics
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seriously a great hand to our school to present this evaluated vision should look like in san francisco so congratulations to everyone give yourselves a round of applause. >> thank you, sir and in recognitions of rumbles and accommodations nun tonight and student delegate report thank you president matt haney and congratulations for our position iowa's wells vice president spault sea thank you suspend the advisory committee update just last night our conditioner engagement started with dr. laurie and the s ac met with her and provided the student input
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for oc o f project the doctor going over the logistics we're glad to take part to provide the student button exit as the the el cap we presented our el cap student voice and this thursday january 14th at 4:00 p.m. our team will be present 80 preventing to the entire el cap feedback pr we are hopefully, the entire team will be happy with the team and move forward as for the san francisco police department memorandum of understanding or mou just last night our student leaders took part of police mou and they started to create this mou committee in 19 of the residents signed up to be part of the
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committee has part of the decision making panel our team stakeholders had an opportunity to provide real student input in all matters occurring on the campus thank you to the san francisco police department litigant colleen for an excellent presentation and willingness to have our student leaders involved in the memorandum of understanding or mou. >> as the skaft control krgd program is in full swing we managed to incorporate jose elementary school to join our highly successful program as older student leaders we hold the responsibility to help over peers and most of us walk to school we focus on educating them and public safety and traffic awareness a good example
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of the student san francisco police department partnership programs happening everyday in our community we would like to thank the police department sergeant phil for his dedication and training he provides for younger youth and the 19 annual submit on march 18 through april and located at the fort mason at marina boulevard working on a poster i would also lastly like to welcome everyone to the new year a workshop for our nonprofit sour students represents in the homeless shelter we gave toys and goodies for kids in the year it ended happily we have rock star in the room it depended
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upon $500 we'll to thank deputy myong leigh for your donation. >> very nice sounds like a challenge (laughter). >> deputy superintendant. (laughter). >> a rock star. >> rocking it. >> the s ac meeting on monday january 25th at 5:00 p.m. the s a credit is a public council and as an added incentive outline dinner will be provided if you like to attend or make a presentation or a copy of our upcoming agenda go contact our
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are you point person and congratulations to men and women. >> appreciate it so alright our next item is the parents advisory committee report reporting is indicating lien and georgia sprat. >> >> (speaking spanish.) >> good evening, commissioners aim indicating less than and we have
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three children attending hechil happy new year to all superintendent and commissioners my name is a georgia sprat the corridor for the advisory committee the mission of the parents advisory committee to bring apartment voices to inform board of education decisions and decision-making process our report is sharing the finding and recommends out of community art council ex-we carried identity in november and through those conversations we reach over 200 and 50 participant in 20 conversations 5 were conducted in spanish or chinese and an additional languages we provided
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the conversation 2, 3, 4 chinese or spanish we were strategic and intentional how we engaged in the conversations we gave the opportunity to reach out to families that are experiencing some of the challenges and i think equality in our city as identified in the report our children, our council and later on in 2015 this louse allowed us to reach families in systems of consider care and support such a families needing the transmission and youth and foster care and children that are reaching special addition addition and immigrants in our city we also had an opportunity to reach out to families that experiences some of the disparity in our institution our system and our society as a whole the majority of our residents
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were african-american and latino followed by chinese, white, samoan and american indian and others 72 percent of the children quality for reduced lunch 76 percent of children receive special education and 38 that speak other than english at home and fosters parents themselves are providers work with students in foster care we're share a few of the finding we had that comes to a larger report we provided to the our children, our council at&t's on the website and listed on the pat website once in spanish and
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chinese. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> quality schools engaged and connected students and parents competence that cloormentsdz are two larger and impacted by the various needs of student and their diversifies learning needs as s and their diversifies learning needs as well. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> parents want schools to have quality teachers who can build on their students strength
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that are culturally incentive and trained to work with our children. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> paternities emphasis the need for greater support for parents to advocate for their children especially those who are new arrivals to the country and being able to navigate the i e p process for those who have limited literacy skills or children's that are falling
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through the cracks. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> they requested for support for their children's needs and basically a well-rounded education that include the arts and music and stem program both in and out of school. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> in nearly each conversation the behavorial issues were a concern within the classroom.
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>> (speaking foreign language.) >> for example, the so moan don't have an education they feel their children are passed over or fall through the cracks. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> the parents of newcomer students felt disoriented in trying to interact in the transition that their children are going through and felt disconnected within that school community. >> so another thing we've
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heard in numerous conversations concerns about transportation and parents emphasized the fact that transportation impacts the students attendance and school choice and access to after-school programs and felt their transportation impacted their children's ability to participate in after-school programs and sports and that had an impact on their students ability to connect with the community an issue of safety two or more school families with children of disability wanted more support on the school buses to and from school.
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>> (speaking foreign language.) >> work force and development plans and paternity identified for skill development program for both youth and adults so that if this way they'll have greater opportunities. >> (speaking foreign language. >>n >> many highlighted the need for more student internships that is local technical
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compani companies. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> african-american apartment in the bayview voice their frustration their children are not benefiting from the interims and jobs with technically companies growing in their own backyard. >> the other thing we've heard was access to technology and the internet many patients highlight the fact not a universal access to computers or the internet and how this impacts their students ability to extensively complete their assignment and projects and wonder how this might impact their assessments on the new computerized system they also
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talked about not all schools are computer labs or adequate computer onsite for the same reasons not being able to have adequate access to prepare for their projects and assignment and parents talked about i think vertically included from school and digital communication as a result of the compute
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assess. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> recognized bans what we're heard quality school quality engaged and connected students places the teacher in under performing schools and lower the class size for the meeting of students needs and providing the teacher see with support in classroom management. >> okay. >> okay.
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>> (speaking foreign language.) >> increase the port for discipline and behavorial issues no schools help the newcomers students and in their families understand the u.s. culture and navigate the agricultural system and provide the support as they transition into larger schools and expand the workforce programs improve the supports for the asian pacific islanders students to prevent them from failing through the cracks are you. >> the recommendation of transportation families like the board and district to revisit
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impact transportation service has on student attendance and engagement to determine whether there is it warrant increasing the transportation services also, they suggest it providing central drop off and pick up zones for district schools and they'd like to see the transportation to insure school stability. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> internship workforce sediment and employment the recommendation is to increase the number of summer jobs
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interning and workforce development programs available to youth. >> so regarding the access to technology and internet families ask that the district help them seeing greater access to use of computers to help bridge the digital divide and irregular the tech companies to provide for internship and even quote adopt a school or two unquote and create for mentoringship and support the transfer for folds for foster youth to increase expedite the report system for the classes using the schools we know that the district is doing a lot of actions to address many of the concerns raised in the report and many of them are not new
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at the same time, we feel there is needed to be a level of responsiveness to acknowledge that families have been heard as noted from one parent's from the african-american community we want to prove we've been heard many parents participated with the hope there is empower outcomes for the children and families and we pack feels a responsibility without communicating with how their input has an impact and increasing the outcomes for the students and families and to that end we really this is one of the key pieces of the community engagement to be able to circle back and let people know how their input made a difference to this end the pack wants to partner with the district make sure we create the
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chaunlz of communication where the families had a policy change and complete the actions that as a result of what they share in taking their time to come to give input to to the decisions especially we're enter into the whole budget process to think about what they've shared and what their identifying as the areas we'll be looking at with additional support we're interested in coming up with something we can circle back to folks and let them know what is happening and this transparent to increase that accountability. >> i saw ms. fewer and simulating. >> it's your fault. >> so i really want to thank
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the pack this is fabulous work it is really, really good work i'm astounded the population you interviewed that you got so many parents to talk honestly and openly about their experience i think also the idea that was we're in entirely in the parents primary language is not what we do often and we know that is the best practice and know that is important to get real true honest feedback so i want to say also that the majority of participant their african-american and latino their fabulous and also that you engaged the asian pacific islanders community should be commended i want to say thank you and i think this is such
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this information you're bringing to us today and tonight is so important and really, really valuable so i want to comment on a few things one is that i think that talking about salmmoan populati it is smaller population hello, however, it is a very population that needs to be looked at and to be actually called out so i'm going to recommend when we are doing our analysis around our achievement gap or achievement we definitely i've seen we used to track the achievement of ooulder children and in the reports i've not seen it i'll
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request we formally look at it how they keep an eye on on the population to see how well, they're doing and also not a lot of islander staff statistics 60 percent of samoan kids are raised by their grandparents i be understand loud and clear about the gap in the committee i asked the specific question i asked what is the disparity continue what school hazard ipads and computers and schools that don't and give us a number because we know that actually a lot of our families to they have this not a laptop or a device
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like this this is what the students were take on; right? their b be at disadvantaged definitely i saw something that was wonderful at the chinese-american ymca i saw a group of about was it about maybe about looks like thirty parents going for computer class and it was fabulous and it was conducted in their native language with ipads just as their children in the elementary and this was a fabulous thing i want to duplicate that you're absolutely right for the communication with their parents and we go more digital to log onto get fox about the success and lack of success our patent need the access to assess the information you're absolutely right the transportation issue is a huge one i like the ideas of
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shuttle and love the idea of providing a pickup truck and drop off zones i do think our choice system is a flailed we're not given equal access if you have resources you have choice but no resources very little choice in particular for those parents you've interviewed is a really important aspect you bring up about the lack of transportation really for the choices you have for our own children but absolutely then i think it is really so the pack has broug to us original equality report and well done i think there absolutely right they've demonstrated in some way they've been heard and what are we're going to do about it i'll open to the colleagues about
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ideas how we can more than that and the superintendant and deputy superintendant how to incorporate some of the recommendations we have a document that actually has great thifth so colleagues what's our idea who to incorporate those recommendations and what we've heard here tonight. >> are you asking how to incorporate into the oc f document. >> really what the pack is looking for some sort of system change; is that correct is not just an explicit report but they note that they have presented many reports so what is the impact i think of what they've presented to us today and there is such value this snapshot of the
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conversations i think give us a real true voice about what parents are feeling and how we can often not hear from what do you sawing well, we'll have commissioner norton and commissioner mendoza-mcdonnell. >> i wanted to ask another question i'll wait for the we are to commissioner fewers question. >> thank you. i agree? an amazing document and appreciate all the effort in reaching out to the families this submitted i presume into lauery and jennifer from oc i f this is a much large document with finding that pardon or pertain to housing and outside the things not necessarily related to the district what we included was the work of the district that
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impacts student learn and access to opportunity but the leaguer report is on the website i sent in yesterday ahead of time a larger document but, yeah dr. has it on the so for the framework 13 of our department heads on the school district sat on the board and into the framework that is crafted gone out to the community and survey information based on all this information that's being devised and going to the council on the 28 for review and for vote so this framework will actually help to set the tone for the 5 year plan in july and that will be
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utilized to help us determine how allocations for fund can go out so i think all the departments head have been part of council and been briefed on the 69 page document or, however, 62 is laura in the audience 62 pages this is what it is going from it was great you presented it here that's an opportunity for all the folks to hear so as we're going to the framework you guys can you all can pull out the pieces of that are critical to the framework and be sure those are plugged in whether measurements or, however, you want to frame them this is helpful so this is it
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will all of this information commissioner fewer will get incorporated into the framework. >> can i suggest that we each of us who are a committee head of whatever committee we take one of those topics and we agendize it and let the pack know we'll be discussing it i know that you know i'm the chair of the labor committee meeting i'll look at a topic of whether the themes and let you know what if so on the committee so we'll thoroughly discuss it i'll suggest the budget committee and the and billings and grounldz take up those concerns and deeper dive into a
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solution what do you think colleagues? commissioner norton and commissioner wynns >> so i have some thoughts about what i suggested i wanted to ask actually, i was really and he completely agree doing an amazing job reaching the families hard to reach and a we struggle to communicate with the recommendation about developing our condominium conversion that is something i've been interested in for a long time i'm wondering what that looks like or you had confuses with staff about what that modesty look like if you haven't i'd like to explore that because we sit up here and the day it is hard to hear so often families
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saying we never heard that we don't know about that feeling are disconnected and not having the information about the work of district i feel that is a game-changer for us if we engage more the families and engage the families how they can be involved and how to find out more and we're good a reaching some families but need more strategies i don't know if you have any strategies or talk about that later. >> i'll invite you to come to the pack members above heard consistent that the communications that families don't get enough communication and channels though how to get the information and the communicate with the district about various initiatives
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happening it is clear there's need to be a structure to facilitate that communication and it is amazing i get you know, i have the privilege and access to hear about things take place their fantastic bull families don't know about them and not necessarily seeing the changes not equivalent on the ground there are responses to the concerns their raising but don't know their efforts put forward so change takes time and in the meanwhile to be aware those things are take place so offline we sit down and talk about what that might look like and . >> so respond to the suggestion it is a great suggestion to dig deeper i'll maybe kick it back to the leadership to talk about
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what to talk about those topics a number of them are more they don't fit like they don't fit in a particular committee or two committees depending on how you talk about them maybe in the topic for some but dig deeper into the thoughts and recommendation are important but i think the way to do that i'll defer to the issue that superintendent wanted to get do you still maybe speak to some of our comments and commissioner wynns. >> great, thank you wanting hastening i want to thank the pack for the engagement. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> it is greatly articulated what you presented we appreciate that i also want to join commissioner fewer and recognition we have you have been able to engage
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voices of community that not always are affirmed i appreciate that as well. to the questions that have been asked how this will be used we actually talked about as part of our budget development process and part of el cap we'll be communicating back out to the constituencies around the suggestions made and some of the ideas expressed we want to clearly keep this kind of input what the input from the various stakeholders groups xhugsd how students at another lens which we'll process the budget recommendations this year one of the things i think we should be proud of if san francisco is that for a number of years we've done is keep the equality at a lens for the budget allocation in the darkest
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times of the district we've always readily peaked we've keep kept the fund where their needed the most and we now we have an opportunity to actually add robust programming we want to make sure it is going to where we feel the community needs it the most and the second thing to mention quickly we have a tradition in our school district of having to decentralized approach to funding we have absolutely hold ourselves accountable at the district level but the parents to be paternity in their school relapse many of the decisions are made around the expenditure of funds are made at the school site level as i see the recommendations here those are things that should be robustly
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articulated in the balanced scorecards at the schools it is also a great place to make sure that what you have articulated a absolutely big deal being seen in the balance scorecards at the school site levels that's in my second recommendation and dr. carr in a taught me 3 the third thing this is really for us the board and senior leadership some of the things that are being asked for i'll i want to put that out there for example, access to technology and internet absolutely correct there is a digital divide in san francisco in san francisco mind you a digital divide homes that don't have access to internet i'll bring forward to partner with an organization that gives very, very discounted rates to
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have collection this their homes no one else is oh, the program this whether follow with our anti commercialization policy noefrj is offering we need to do something to connect our parents right now as we talk about the policy issues and make those decisions parents and kids in homes in san francisco that don't have the basic connection activated activity if we are looking at vision 2025 it is important they have the tools to be able to do it i'll challenge us to look at the equality lens around some the provision for the potential solutions for what our parents have brought to us in a articulate way thank you very much for what you've done >> science and president walton. >> thank you for the work it
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is extreme helpful i had a few things to bring up and one is what the superintendent discussed because we've had a lot of discussion in the past about facilitating access for parents providing devices, etc. and so i was going to ask if we could have an update on the efforts how they work and other things like the superintendents referred we might need to make that more comprehendible or effective at all and this is the first thing although the second the first one is transportation because we've mentioned it several times in our discussions about assignment we've not examined
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the issue of whether you know when we cut back a lot in the transportation as part of our bickering budget cuts but part of the redesign the transportation one of the things we've found a lot of transportation providing was kind of the know of helping our assess equality we were providing transportation for middle-income families and we couldn't afford so we kit just get rid of of the general ed transportation which maybe didn't have such a big ferry building effect on the lives of middle-income families but highly challenged families we've asked a few minutes and not gotten to that i'm hoping this is a impetus to do this is important we follow through and many of the other things
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mentioned i'd like to see how they what happened in the city's plan where we need to fold those into our own policy discussions like like the two things we were aligned and have for a long time thought we needed to follow up on the implementation things i hope we can kind of breakdown and get a feedback and report from the staff about how we're responding to all of these things. >> thank you again. >> president walton. >> thank you commissioner vice president haney definitely thank you to the pack for our focus work i love the fact we're hearing from families to focus on equality and internships to internet i love the feedback about careers and opportunities
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particularly families that are surrounding prosperity and also want to commend the families for working together and being inclusive in terms of the communication with the families i want to guarantee that you'll see is continue work and more support focusing on foster youth as well as a lot of the students in the district that are suffer from the gases that in the district and one the answers to provide to commissioner fewer one is that we'll definitely have a report and curriculum program about african-american initiative what is going on and take place they've hired a great person to work with the families in the district for years i know she'll do a wonderful job in this work i'm excited but one the things the superintendent go
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said we're pay attention is the fact that we in terms of how we prioritize our resources in the budget circle and put the dollars to impact the work but aside from the resources allocation how we spend how time aside from being this this room so are we listening to parents and one of the things that needs to happen to the educators are we working with the leadership and spending time learning what is happening in our district and improvements need to be at the grassroots level so we'll be prioritizing a lot of what you see and pushing for that to be a priority to make an impact but thank you for coming in today and doing the work and working together with a larger group thank you. >> commission. >> thank you. i want to
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acknowledge the tremendous amount of work going down to a 4 page document i understand many, many meetings and quite a bit of cooperation i support of suggestions of any colleagues how to segregate this on an ongoing basis i want to share responses to it so in terms of celebrity connectivity i've done with work the african-american programs this offers $10 a month internet for people that quality for reduced lunch and the superintendent will offer additional information about that, and, secondly, on workforce development programs i know commissioner mendoza-mcdonnell can be a resource the city as many many programs for workforce development and we should talk about the best way to get that
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information out to families that might took advantage of and i love the idea of central pick up and drop off zones i like that in terms of transportation that is worthy exploring additional in terms of summer jobs the city departments are asked to project a number of positions to summer jobs plus website is europe and running in a couple of months a central clearing house for summer jobs and interning and mayor ed lee has made a huge commitment over 7 thousand positions for youth and again commissioner mendosa-mcdonnell a resource on that and finally on the idea of adopting the schools i wanted to make folks aware that the san francisco education fund as rolled out circling the
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schools they've put care into match companies with individual schools and seen tremendous contributions hopefully in that relationship, however, they haven't gotten to all the schools only about half under half of the schools that are adopted so there is additional work that needs to be done and i know that laura moran and anthony gary's have a lot of information about the schools and so i wanted to give you that immediate reaction but thank you for this tremendous work. >> any other comments from the board seen i also wanted to share my gratitude and appreciation for this i think in terms of how folks participated in this saw the impact i hope that was demonstrated tonight to
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effected the commissioners and how much we will continue to use this report as a guide as we go through the budget process and think about our priorities over the years i hope this is something that we see again and again in the coming months we know we can bring up and let's look back at the report we received and see what we're adopting whether a budget or policy is reflected in this thing i think this is will be a part of how we see the impact of it i also agree specific things we should either hear in committee or deeper diveer he agree that transportation is important we started to talk about we need to dive in with a lens it is reflected here i also think this is some and wanting walton some specific pieces around foster
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youth i'd like to see us bring that conversation to our committee and have a deeper look at the recommendations that relate to the foster youth i think this as group of our students we don't always talk about in terms of meeting their needs i hope that if there are any tech companies that are listening i think there's a theme that comes up a lot if this report this is profound there is a lot of innovation and process and economic opportunity that took place in our city mclaren park technologies that are not shared with the large group of the part of our city and families and students in our continentals in particular i hope we take that as a mandate as the leadership of the city in
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our own leadership to continue to push on that and do a lot more thank you for this i know it is going to be an ongoing conversation i hope you'll tells you what we need to do to hold ourselves accountable to everyone that participated in this and be doing everything we can if we're not doing enough you'll remind us i know you will thank you for your work appreciate it. >> all right. so the next is public comment on content items i have none signed up item g the consent calendar do we have a motion and second and second air quality any items withdrawn or corrected by the superintendant. >> yes. carmen we have a few underbuilding go down and services on page 202 in the
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description changes the rules to gordon elementary school under the k items on page 276 credit in amount excuse me. should be a credit amount in brackets thus 26 hundred plus and k-27 the original and amended dates of service the ending should reflect 2016 not 2015 one 51 on page 314 to the name of consultant delete the wrptd to the education services d.b.a. learning center. >> all right. thank you. >> any items removed for first reading by the board? any items severed by the board
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and superintendent for vote nun roll call vote will take place under section o item h proposals nun and i board members proposals nun and public comment on general matters i still think this is the first none >> wow. >> is it something i did wrong or people afraid of me or (laughter) don't get used to it something tells me it will not happen like this ever night so no public comment on general matters how about that that is a first item k special order of business i now call for another motion and second on the review and adoption of annual and 5 year report to the election and expenditure of developer fees. >> so moved. >> second. >> and we don't have any
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speakers i believe that mr. gotten will read the recommendation into the record. >> good evening commissioners i'll david the chief facilitates officer first, i too want to congratulate president hastening and vice president walton and congratulate emily murase for a wonderful year of services and certainly together was president obama my wife texted me gave quite a speech too this is an annual event the review and adoption of the one in 5 year
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developer fee report it is basically required by the government and education codes for the district to make zabl to the public ifthdz relative to the collection of developer impact fees as a condition of collecting such fees i want to read the requested action and give you a brief summary of the report the requested action together is that the board of education of the san francisco unified school district review and adopt the developer impact fee annuity year report for the fiscal year ending june 30, 2015, the report dated december 8, 2015, and given to you basically under separate coffer relates to the collection and expenditure of developer fees that was prepared for the district by the consultant with expertise in
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preparation of such reports i have mr. laurie from the group and briefly i want to remind that you last year, we commissioned it the group to do a developer fee justification study at the end of this study the board of education reviewed the report which termed determined we were allowed to increase our commercial and residential rates to the highest amount loud by allow this report didn't reflect not effect those rates they didn't go into effect in july and so the report is based on the old rates but this year, the election collection of rates for example, under residential is $3 and plus square feet and given the active and aggressive market in san
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francisco this is a really positive thing for us so we had a really good year as developer fee collection go last year, we collected about $8.4 million of developer impact fees that will go to offset the impacts of growth within the district you may remember during the revision in 2008, 4 we collected a million dollars and a half and maybe in the highest $9 million so the trending seems to be positive we'll be collecting certainly on the residential side fairly reasonable rates for the next few years a positive indication for us so we collected $8.4 million and made 200 and $50,000 in interest and a security balance in the account of $35.9 million one of
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the things the report does not talk about are candidates made on the funds we have a high balance $9 million sits in the one 35 van ness reserve fund a restricted fund about $8 million is going for the construction of new classroom this and 2 and a half dedicated to the building and $57 million is already allocated to other projects for growth and early learning special ed and the deaf and hard of hearing and programs that are requiring immediate expenditures so down the road the 5 year report indicates those funds are expected to be used to augment future funding for the potential
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of new schools both at motorbike, commented and the shipyard and potentially for the morris auditorium so there is a wide range of projects that we have the potential to allocate those funds for so with that, i will that's the ends of my report my colleague is here so thank you very much. >> thank you for the summary i want to make sure i'm reading is correctly i appreciate lowell and the $9 million if i said to go through and see all the funds committed what would i look at table 5 to see which projects are noted as fund available and go back and add up the amount of
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table four. >> yes and no table 5 it the list of projects we potentially could fund the pc we're spebt to the world and state we have a need to collect fees we have to have a reason to assess the developers we actually have growth whether all the projects are funded by developer fees or bond funds we've listed all the funds if you want to specific accounting of how projects i'll have to provide that. >> could you provide that, please thank you. >> commissioner wynns and commissioner fewer. >> could you - so i want to ask you a question about some
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the projects listed as school expansions do we replace the portable buildings with classrooms. >> yes. we have effected the developer fees to replace over one hundred modular buildings. >> where you have this where that says 6 classroom building and later it says elementary school expansion the difference is that the difference is about to be done. >> correct. >> and the money is allocated already the things that we catalystries are the same thing but not designated that is what we want to do in the future. >> and in almost every case at
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sunny side and lowell if we're replacing 10 mod last year's we're building over 12 mod last year's building the building with 14 classrooms or 8 because a actual expansion. >> - >> we have pragmatic needs with special needs and early learning with the programs require us to have the spaces. >> since i mentioned this this is the new funds we use to build the new buildings at sunset. >> no monroe. >> that was a great one thank you. >> commissioner fewer. >> yes. so mr. golgd if i heard you right we could use the money towards new school construction mission bay.
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>> we could commit all but that which is allocated for the one 35 haven the restricted fund those funds can be used for any growth in the district this is solely and inclusively new schools. >> so the money for the arts at one 35 phase one e van ness this fund is before in a bond; is that correct you collected those fees or only deliverable fees. >> a convoluted history but collected money that was is designated in a restrictive fund for the reserve fund and has been for a number of years and designated in a restricted manner solely to be used at the one 35 van ness site. >> okay at the one 35 van ness
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at any rate site not necessarily at the school but at the one 35 van ness site. >> okay. that's a distinct clarification thank you very much so how would we go about assessing the rest of the funds to the new school construction like mission bay. >> it is a question of deciding the funding sources for each school whether typically most of our new school constructions have been a composite and a funding from multiple sources how we fund betsey carmichael and dianne feinstein and willie brown, jr. was fund out go bonds so if a
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2016 bond measure a lot of money to fund the new school construction at places we'll assume growth this is potentially in the bayview and mission bay these funds the developer fee funds by themselves is insufficient. >> right. >> to fund multiple schools and we actually have many other projects that are small in nature this funding source is a valuable way to do things for the early learning they have growth school sites u sites this is a fund i can tap into i would be redundant to put that into one bucket i'm anticipating and telling people i'm expecting we'll be funding new
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construction for multiple school buckets including in the statewide facility bonds passed in november we'll go over he whatever is available. >> so nothing prohibits us from using the money it is convenient to have the fund to draw if for smaller projects no funding for; is that correct. >> correct. >> it is clear it is sort of would be up to the board will use of those funds and we would look at the other funds we have so we don't have a lot of funding for the little jobs i'm hearing is that a go bond; is that correct. >> the state is more if i didn't the governor is tomato not supporting but, yes we're looking primarily to fund the
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construction of new schools through local go bonds if the residential market continues to be strong we continue to collect $8 million a year i think there is a potential to fund an augment funding at a number of the new construction school sites up to the board for facilities to present a fund scheme and program so the board can decide that's the way to go. >> okay. thank you very much i appreciate that. >> comments or questions from the board? >> superintendant. >> i'm sorry, i have one more clarification you said the rates we adopted go into - the developers if start paying the new rates until july one ever 2015 in the report it said we
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made that change in 2013 i'm wondering is that - >> yes. >> we did it twice. >> yes. in fact, if the gentleman it is rather an expensive and lengthy process to do the justification study i don't think we want to do it to raise the fees $0.05 but this year we're allowed to raise it significantly again, because we go through the experience and prove we have enough demand so we did it in 2013 in 2015 and we need to be careful because developers and cupboards to san francisco are paying a heavy fee across the board which our piece is very small if you look at the total amount of fees at any one project we're all part of same
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team and be mindful of what is going on in the industry wide basis but so for we're collecting $0.30 per square feet. >> what is the down side i mean, you you said that cost a lot of money to go the report but what's the less say we raise them again this year we decide we can justify it what happens if you raise the fees taken the economy tanks or i know do they come back and say you can't do those fees do other justification study how do they push back. >> if the - when the economy tanked in 2009, 2008 did entire world grasped the big short in
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the movie to learn how this happened the rates didn't dial back the developers didn't move forward with the projects and not only not pay our fees they were not paying million dollars delores of other fees to the city over fees are 5 percent of the total fees the developer will pay on any project in san francisco it is our going to collect as responsibly as possible our fair share for what we feel we are due so we just did that last whatever april and if it looks like we - we have a just it an comparisons you go it has to do with with the demographics and there is a substantial one in delta we'll
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do this this year. >> i'm asking what is to stop us from jack it up assuming we justify we're growing what is the down side of super high. >> we can only jake them up we're me maximum now i'm not sure the gentleman has raised their rate a little bit. >> it will be later the allocation board will look at this. >> so the stated sets the levels we're lout we're at the current stouty level but if the rates are raised we can raise our rates again. >> correct. >> oh, oh jack them up in
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raise the rates superintendent and then commissioner shamann walton. >> thank you for this report, sir and one thing i want to say rents are increasing and developers are benefiting so should the district. >> right on i think any more comments or questions none. >> one more. >> one to commissioner mendoza-mcdonnell there was a public comment commissioner mendoza-mcdonnell i'm wondering if the grounds committee can track those issues if there is the ceiling gets raised and perhaps we want to raise that and track that. >> thank you. >> maybe looking jack them up thank you for the presentation and report we'll take a vote
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yeah roll call vote. >> thank you ms. chin mr. totiano ms. fewer mr. haney ms. mendoza-mcdonnell dr. murase ms. norton mr. walton and ms. wynns 7 i's. >> thank you all right. discussion of other educational issue none tonight and m consent calendar resolutions there are none tonight and look on consent calendar move and second under section o roll call vote. >> ms. chin mr. totiano mr. duffy mr. haney ms. mendoza-mcdonnell except for o except for case of. >> thank you dr. murase ms. norton mr. walton
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except i had to abstain on item 61 starts on page 272 the contract was collected impacts because the thought intraushths. >> chin thank you ms. wynns thank you. >> all right. item o consent calendar resolutions up for the board discussion none item p introduction of assignments to the committee we have an introduction and assignment of superintendents proposals according to the board's rules i'll introduce to the superintendant and board members for first reading and ask for a motion and second and assign them to committee one of is dash 12 sp one for
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immunizations and deposition of boards policy students availability of condoms and adoption of board policy business and non-structural district records and next authorization to grants on the alternative or deny the petition for thomas and charter academic and next adoption of bylaws and sp one and open space two are referred to the curriculum committee and one of is open space 5 referred to rules and sp 4 to the curriculum and advisory committee introduction of board members and committees proposals there are two first is expanding assess to the
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mandarin for commissioner fewer and ms. norton and for the curriculum services in the needs of usf with incarcerated parents and board members resolution are assigned to the budget committee i've read all the proposals is there a motion and second on all of these. >> second. >> all right. one public comment on this jamie gerber if you want to come up to the mike here. >> you'll have 2 minutes. >> wonderful thank you and good evening. i'm jam i didn't the program coordinator for project one stand for the 2.7 million children in the united states i united states that have parents with children that are incarcerated i want to
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thank commissioner vice president haney and commissioner shamann walton for their hard work you have deny i encourage you to read it unfortunately, i was not able to bring any youth with me because of the time they were just in program with us from 5 to 7 and have homework to do i encouraged them to do that as you can see in the resolution on any given day approximately 18 thousand young people in the city of san francisco which means that are 18 thousand young people in the schools that have a parent incarcerated and young people needs the additional services and teachers and guidance counselor that are koala trained to help them excel i've been privileged in any position to work with some of the most resilient youth and i definitely on a population that
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has been overlooked an incredible first step in supporting the youth and special thank you to matthew he spent a time with the youth read over the resolution and made comments they were the experts with their experienced and know we have projects that are existed about this resolution thank you. >> all right. item q introduction for proposals or immediate action i notice of suspension of board rules we have a motion and a second on suspensions of the rules to hear the first reading adaptation of the board policies instruction criteria education and 4211 personnel remunerate
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>> move for suspensions of the rules. >> thank you ms. chin. >> mr. totiano ms. fewer mr. haney ms. mendoza-mcdonnell commissioner president murase ms. norton mr. walton and ms. wynns 7 i's motion and a second for formal introduction of the resolution. >> so moved. >> second. >> mrntd if you'll read the resolution thank you, president hastening i'll ask our consul general to read it into the record. >> with the permission i'll read the requested action for the policy career technical education and policies recruitment and selection to update the sfusd to conform to the resolution pathways to san
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francisco unified school district crazy assessor and interim programrazy assessor an interim progrinterim programy assessor and interim programc assessor and interim programa assessor and interim progrr assessor and interim programe assessor and interim progre assessor and interim programr assessor and interim programs assessor and interim program. >> i'm curious why the suspension. >> it is not necessarily urgent but conforming to the resolution that was discussed and voted on it didn't need a second reading. >> other comments thank you ms. chin mr. totiano ms. fewer dr. murase ms. mendoza-mcdonnell ms. norton mr. walton and ms. wynns
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7 i's and motion and second on stipulation of rules to hear first reading adoption of board policy students child abuse preservation and reporting move both do a motion move suspension of the rules. >> second. >> ms. chin mr. totiano ms. fewer mr. haney ms. mendoza-mcdonnell dr. murase ms. norton mr. walton and ms. wynns 7 i's. >> motion and sector the introduction of the resolution. >> thank you carmen i'll ask general council. >> offering only moved. >> sorry.
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>> carried away by echo please record to approve the adaptation child abuse preservation to update the policy to conform to the resolution of in support of countering human trafficking and commercial sexual expiation of children. >> ms. chin mr. totiano ms. fewer mr. haney ms. mendoza-mcdonnell dr. murase ms. norton mr. walton and ms. wynns 7 i's. >> all right. item r board members reports let me start with the standing committees report from the
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curriculum and program committee. >> thank you commissioner haney thank you to the commissioners having faith in me supporting our president and thank you dr. murase for leadership i'm hujd to be able to serve in that capacity a report if curriculum and program committee on meeting on january 4th and we approved the authorization of the 3 charters one was the authorization to grant the or deny the charter schools authorization to grant or in the alternative entrants the petition for intensity high and charter school and to grant or the alternative remove the petition for adult charter school they've received a positive recommendation for
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renewal and the new teacher project that was our application monitoring the outreach and also a report on the developments for the task force for the raw soda task force that was the jest of our meeting on january 4th. >> thank you commissioner walton and report from the services committee commissioner norton. >> yes. so the budget committee met on january 6, 2015, we unanimously recommended the key charters and we had a very interesting and very lengthy discussion on the department budget review for the it department
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i think it was great to hear the progress that we've made in upgrading many of of our it systems and see how much further we have to go the issues were discussed here but this is something that the board will need to keep an eye on on and a lot of their projects that are funded and progress and others projects that no funding a identified for so definitely something that needs to be part of our budget ongoing budget priorities we have a short discussion and a lot of public comment on our future budget priorities for the 2016-2017 school year there were a number of parents that attended that wanted to talk about map and common core and math additionally we did heard a lot
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of the testimony and the board members that were in attendance identified the priorities for the next year the purpose of that item really was to get that discussion going earlier than it has been in the past and to have it be more transparent than in the past because board members have complained that you know budgeted priorities appeared after a commission said oh, i think we should fund it with the confusion with staff the idea was to collect some ideas early on and have the staff think about and incorporate them into sort of a larger list of priorities and do analysis about ongoing work and what resources that ongoing work with consume so superintendent got ideas around the high
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schooly design around you know additional investment that some of us think we should make in the common core curriculum we also know a lot of ongoing work that is happening and we don't really actually, i guess the governor come out with his budget proposal that is go for k through 12 i've seen this for us i know the rules committee will talk about that technique and we'll talk about it in the first week of february i want to urge the commissioners, if you have a particular interest you think be parrot of the budget discussion please communicate as we begin the budget development proposals next week month we'll look at holistically in context of
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ongoing work that needs to continue fund to be realized thank you. >> thank you commissioner norton we have a number of announcements of committees coming up people have individual board reports and reports board delegates we'll do it altogether. >> commissioner. >> the rules committee is meeting on the 21st not our usual evening wednesday not thursday our advocates from sacramento will be here and they're going around the states beginning their forecast kind of conventions and not able to come on that evening we switched to this is the time whether all the bills are being introduced excuse me. and in the coming next month or two probable
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not only will be hearing about the bills introduced but talking to the commission about the district on in the legislative proposa proposals. >> (inaudible). >> we haven't set the date yet. >> this is not a monthly meeting so we checked we could meet that evening. >> committee on student assignment will meet in february other dr. murase. >> i wanted to congratulate you are elected are reelected members of the city family including mayor ed lee and george gascon and sheriff vicki hennessey many of us attended the swearing in a congratulations and
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congratulation also to the congratulates of the charter high schools there was a ceremony wednesday january 20th anothers 11:00 a.m. at st. mary's cathedral for the student celebration and thursday january 28th at the hall of justice for the celebration. >> thank you commissioner norton. >> i forgot to say the budget committee will be february 3rdrd. >> other reports from board members updates no one okay as i mention the ad hoc committee will be meeting in february we're working on setting a date i want to announce the ad hoc committee an city college joint committee will be meeting in february we're working 0 on setting a date as well and post 6 members
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two different bodies to be able to get if to work sometime in february and seeing no other reports item s informational items. >> offering commissioner vice president haney matt haney. >> i want to take a moment to congratulate dennis barry tell the executive director of the x tomorrow's an exceptional partner after 10 years stepping down and interims if his place thank you dennis for all our incredible efforts. >> thank you supervisor. >> other informational item is the staff report on informational notice of personnel tracks we have a
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memorial adjournment i'll call on science to read that adjournment. >> i'm scald so annunciation that patty the nations admonish influential and pioneer advocate for child programs died american people christmas morning in her home died of the rare blood disease her name was the best of getting children to succeed and nancy pelosi said adding that who's just patty was an early champion that everywhere else benefits and she changed childcare in america hundreds and hundreds of bills have gone to the protective and patty there born 1945 in oakland and graced with a degree in french
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after her first child she embarked in improving childcare services and started a coach in 1972 after having twins later become one of the first childcare resource for all agencies in 1980 founded and became the executive director of childcare resource and network the agencies advocated for more chair wiener providers and provide greater than transparent and had an impact at the federal level one of the biggest achievement the passing the legislation creating the childcare and development block grants that provides subsidies and retired in 2012 to help her greater than and survived by her
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children and combrarn i want to mention ore husband a long time math teacher at lincoln high school died labor but that for patty and him have a profound loss and dedicated their lives to the children of san francisco so the board of education expressed their condolences to patty and her family. >> thank you commissioner wynns no closed session a report of closed session actions a special meeting of january 5th in the matter of james versus sfusd the board by a vote of 6 i's gave the authority of district to pay up to a
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stipulated amount and the board by a vote of 6 votes absent commissioner vice president haney and the board by the vote of 6 absent hastening what a group of one classified employee and one absent hastening had an agreement of certificate of employee by and vote of 6 i's one absent hastening the agreement with the enforcement dowry the second semester to one hopefully student in the district the meeting is adjourned thank you. >>
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- >> all right. so first of all, i want to welcome everybody who is here the press, all our communities partners are here come on matt we have matt right there are for the school district thank you for making it this press conference happen that is probable one of the month crucial and important issues and
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topics that is going on about gun violence you know taking into consideration what is happening all around the world and country and city we're here as a community everybody is one to eradicate gun violence i'm rudy the ed of the analyzing an organization that has been standing and fighting against gun violence for the last 21 years i'm here with my people my community and everybody that is here who is serious about this issue we we want to make sure we eradicate gun voipgsz that we are here you take this issue serious one of the most important protections is dealing with the mothers the mothers have lost their sons to gun violence we want to make sure we let them know that also they're being heard and they're being
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dealt with prove or disprove so me being involved in the violence field for 21 years we tale with youth kids from all over the community all over the city with the help of brothers like brother rich from project and from the vip team in the building and so without further ado, i want to invite mayor ed lee to come on up we've got to put him on pause the president of the united states we have to put on mayor ed lee let's welcome the ferry rosz robber mayor the city mayor ed lee (clapping.) >> rudy thank you to you and your staff for making your house available to co-host this
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important press event that announces our intention to join you you're police chief and mothers, people who really want to embrace non-violence to do this gun buy back this start saturday in the morning i want to emphasize now working with united playaz and others community-based organizations and important as education is to us i know we have a school board member matt haney as important we want good jobs and everyone it this room that wants better paying jobs in this city we want training, we want economic development and other nonprofits to be on their own buildings like the united playaz all of that becomes nearly enforceable inform you got
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violence violence distracts you from everybody and the trauma lasts for generation unfortunately for families and the communities that are involved and so it is our attempt with this gun buy back to reduce the opportunity for violence people can have disagreements purely disagreement between me and the board of supervisors sometimes can create some good solutions but if people resort to violence to resolve their it didn't make any difference to make their presence known or try to get something that is not going to solve anything that worsens the situation for everyone so i want to take a big that, of course, because this country as rudy indicated with the call from the president
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there is a lot of violence under our entire country and the bay area is no different and we got to reach out to more young people reach out to not so i don't know people that resort to violence we can't that that as an alternative we'll do our best working with the police department and along with the community groups and along with mothers and victims of violence that i know have every right to say what we need to say in front of the city hall or the mayor's office e.r. community groups i support that you mean at the end the message is less violence and embrace each other find a way to communicate with less violence if we do so you'll see advancements in education and advancements in jobs and more enhancement in community
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economic development that is what we're doing in our housing public housing that is the site of so many violence we're trying to champion that with community policing pea new techniques and 0 investing in our community and people and make sure we educate our kids it is no, no good answer and solution if you use violence and if we use good afternoon. welcome so getting the guns it is effective over the years i think we gotten over worsening one how guns off the streets month of them not properly purchased if doesn't matter their illegally purchased that violence didn't mean if you purchased that illegal or legally it is the use of goes on to prevent violence we come together i'm united of the
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united playaz and their friends and communities and groups and individuals that want to change their lives would hope that others would just put the guns down and let's talk through this city got resources not like we're not offering anything we have making the go bhith investment in the history of the country but trying to get jobs for everyone including those who have a questionable background we'll help you to erase those background and train you in all the industries that the city has been successful we have so many promise as a city question shouldn't have to resort to violence we stand with the united playaz and the officers and community groups and everything that from out of you're prison system we need to do better and need to find
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alternatives to prison to get people jobs to raise their families and get people where we need to be this is a great city we will be better if we reduce the violence thank you, rudy and everyone for making sure we'll do this and continue to do this we will be joining next year oakland and doing gun buy backs crime knows no boundary we'll be more successful by embracing this thank you (clapping.) >> thank you, mayor ed lee give a hand one more time for mayor ed lee. >> (clapping.) i also want to say we're here to eradicate gun violence all of the city one or more gun we can get off the streets is that gun
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that may save you're life or child's you don't know when the bullet leaves the chamber it does not discriminate no name be 0 the bullet that we can get rid of guns we can i guarantee that one gun that save everybody this this room let's continue to support each other we can agree or sgraur like the mayor said at the end of the day, we'll have each other's back the next person is also is doing an amazing job of stopping the violence in san francisco he is the police chief of san francisco he plays a major roll in get rid ofing of guns give it up for greg suhr (clapping.) i want to thank rudy and the
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analyzing for the buy back as the mayor said the focus has been on gun violence as standing to applying manipulate left is ms. paulette brown lost here son to gun violence aubrey brown she's working tireless at any very often that speaks to the reduction of gun violence in 201498 people were killed many by firearms and working with organizations like united playaz and other communities groups and the leadership of our mayor and doesn't to the young people and education and jobs we've been able to better have those numbers last year, we had 46 homicides but still thirty of these were by firearms every year year in and out the self-employed takes over one
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thousand dwnz off the streets of san francisco gun buy backs have taken over nine hundred guns and i'm confident this saturday will be over one thousand any guns as rudy spoke to any gun that comes off the is are streets of san francisco, california have no harm if you have a firearm in the house and knows of someone in the house with a firearm please think about thank you for the opportunity is in on saturday and pick up a little bit of holiday shopping money and it will go a long way to keep san francisco safe and the children of those mothers might be here today and not have to have mothers hurting please turn the guns in (clapping.) >> thank you excessive greg
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suhr and tmc thank you to matt we have mothers that have lost a son to gun violence the wall are all unsolved murders we want to make sure we acknowledge them and try to find solutions they're part of solutions major and so just to move on we have two more speakers and waiting is our supervisor jane kim but the next gentleman i want to bring up he's also an employee of the united playaz and someone that say was a monster now a mentor my brother damn i don't think so share also thank you. >> (clapping). >> i want to thank everyone for coming out today
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i want to implore and touch the hearts of people that might be watching many seller to the hood to the mothers to the grandmothers to the brothers and sisters if you got guns in our home come out december 12, 8 to 12 tenth street and turn them in i've been on both sides shot ten times and 10 years in prison i changed my life and here with united playaz and doing working everyday on gun violence along with the mothers beside me to get the guns off the street to make it safer for the children like rudy said you don't know when that gun will hurt you or someone you love i've stolen guns out of people's houses it is so the people i don't know
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what happened to them that want to get get rid of get rid of of the guns a little boy killed his own brother he found his gun there are other ways so all the community of the people matters what you're race or color or creed and economic level gun buy back you'll be surprised it, the people the camera man a was thinking about turning in his gun i implore him and everyone if you have guns if in you're home not locked up you never know when you're own gun might be used against you i implore from the body o my body from the
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mothers children i ask you to come in and turn in the guns and find a better way thank you very much (clapping.) >> thank you damon i've been a victim of gun violence myself see this right here? this is for real you talking about real front line soldier in the battlefield an ground zero come up here boo my brother from new york this brother foster back here you're talking about re-entry you're talking about helping brothers from the penitentiary he did 45 years before foster g did a gang of time and new york back there the guy at front door did one
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and 50 years total but talk about solutions the moms and brothers who been there deny that and the mayor; right? you got the community and the police chief and you've got to school district what other part is missing in the evaluation we have our supporters who helped us fund this gun buy back ron conway that people don't know he do not to the cause the brothers from the medical marijuana the grassroots from barbary coast, hal even and brendon do that donates resources to make this all happen one of the main guys who we have to address who oriented the gun buy back is
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name a eon; right? his father got killed was a young kid the perpetrator stole the gun out of a home and we don't want to see this we want to get the guns now so this brother who is helping us he said some incredible things we forgot to mention no questions asked they ask you nothing you turn them in and get our money you can leave so this is a serious serious irk right here you turn on the tv you don't see something about gun voijsz what is the solution right here not wait until the camera is in front of you and you know what i want to be on this side because it ain't about
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a color or gender or national outlet or gaze some when someone pulls the trigger you can't stop i know look this is saved any envelopes life we all got shot at one of the guys any son get hit 5 times may he rest in peace that would have been my life i'm still here i want to bring up someone from our community that loves and cares about our people who's heart in is in the hood and lives in the hood i want to have our district supervisor jane kim come up and share thank you (clapping.) >> thank you all so much for being are here today and also to
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the media for helping us with the outreach and education it is important on saturday, i got to participate in the gun buy back and a lot of the residents come out to volunteer this is one of the best and direct ways to reduce gun violence on the street on a weekly basis we have a massive gun violence kroisz when you see where we have less gun violence 1942 where we have a stronger gun control laws and less guns on the street this is one of the ways with we do that without obstructs and any questions asked this is the time to turn them in and brings less violence on the street so it is so important south of market but here in san francisco and most importantly i know to acknowledge and thank the amazing donors to contribute
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money again with no questions asked so i want to thank rudy and the united playaz for this program and we'll have gun buy backs all the time but not a little bring you you mention the fruition you want to see and the outreach and education so i hope everyone is able to get the word out and volunteer with the organization but you thank you to all the donors for making this possible so we have a success thank you. >> (clapping.) thank you. >> thank you jane kim after we complete the press conference he have people that want to share but i'm going to read you alarming statistics one in 3 homes with children have guns many left urban locked or loaded
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you didn't hear me one in 3 homes with children have homes many left unlocked and loaded i'm sure never been the same 80 percent of unintentional firearm deaths of kids under 1 occur in their home with this this is the holidays hospitals and suicide by gun increases during the holiday so you want to be involved in helping out here it is right here the great matt scott we want to go to graduations not funneled and able or be part of the solution not the pollution we're involved we'll not wait until things happen we don't want to go to funnels or hospital where
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a person is walking around with a bag once you get shot and die you ain't never coming back those brothers it they'll be standing with us but it needs to be heard i'm not against people that have guns, you know who responsible knows how to do it or the safety behind guns we live in a real world but people with 34b9 issues people shot reck also no questions asked and make sure we honor the mayor the police chief, the medical marijuana store, the community people, the vip and project level and most important the mothers you're fierce district supervisor jane kim love you girl and the school district right here matt haney our capita
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of our neighborhood sherry right and the leader the rest of you guys and brothers and sisters who came home from prison who's out here doing good okay shout outs to mike and the rest of the guys please ask questions thank you for coming -
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>> good morning, everybody. thank you for coming to city hall first of all, thank to all the departments it under the general umbrella of the emergency management public works and area our economic & workforce development office including our faith cbo community and penguin and others we've been explicit expecting some big storms to come our way as conversations with
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meteorologists i think that's their property name and scientists warn us of the el nino storms that are coming here that will certainly our city and our area will be a focus of what necessary expect to be flooding i haven't seen any rain yet but i want to be and so our department desirable reduce if we lucky we'll be offeringly prepared we deal with unexpected dangers about you it is good he appreciate the departments and our direction coming together and doing everything we can to prepare not only themselves and their operations but to the public to the medium large and small businesses particularly to the residents for most now we know that with the exceptions
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we've been working in the private segment and public sector as well as with the faith based partners to make sure we're all ready and reemphasis that everyone should continue at their time when there isn't a big flooding going on to assess sf that is where there is good information we work on that site very well to prepare everybody and again thank our department of emergency services for putting out robust sets of information for i cannot we will definitely be taking care of people on the streets as much as possible and hear more detail but 11 hundred more beds more than the shelter beds and in addition to the winter she will not beds that enter faith
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council is helping us to identify that are human services will identify an additional 11 hundred shelter beds for those people that that she will not should that large storm come our way we're preparing those sites and want to make sure that people who are on the streets know we have your outreach teams letting them know we have additional shelter so we simply do not try to experience the effects of a large storm by themselves but reach out to as much as possible thank you to public works and the public utilities commission for work together i've seen the crews and done videos with their volume trucks i know how loud 38 they are they've been looking every
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catch bacon and with all the leaves they'll be plugged so we have to refresh those catch bacons by unfleg influencing them and any residents that see them plugged for trash or leafs report those to 311 and those agencies will get out to take care of them and make sure our infrastructure can go as much as they can to deal with 9 emergency our office of economic workforce development i want to thank them they've been in communications aimed at our small businesses that are particular flowed prone areas their preparing and making sure we know what they can do and the services we office public works
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and other agencies working on those sites we'll have those sites up where residents and visitors can object 10 i think 10 free he moomd for their use at locations that convenient for them this is one location we'll have them at a number of locations nearby historically identified places of flooding but i do want to say our attitude as city hall is one we want everyone to know that alert sf and the 72 is there we're preparing for a disagreeing discharge that is man made or otherwise we're prepared and want to put out as much free information as possible so when people plan for
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those disasters it is less changing more before corning sea making sure they take care of the communications and their families and businesses and their neighbors i want to say again, thank you to our event our police department they'll be out there making sure they respond to any specific needs that are there along with public works as we have our deniable that can assist people in inspecting areas the city or the homes and apartments what might be needed as well as public works we emphasis that if there is any life-threatening emergency people for sure call 9-1-1 but when no life-threatening emergency please call 311 steady and that will be taken
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care of and the distinctions are in the tree branch falls on the street none it hurt that's the 311 but if a life wire ryan falls and people around that that is a 9-1-1 it is life-threatening we need to distinguish that so we don't have our lines filled with inappropriate calls to those lines we want the public to be read i again offer my thanks to the departments that are here today they are ready and they're willing they're able to engage in the departments and we want our city to be safe and prepared and doing what we do early and often so again, thank you and up now with more details along with the other departments is ann from our department of emergency services. >> thank you, mr. mayor and good morning
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in the early 80s and the late 90s we had huge storms here in the bay area well, actually throughout california according to a recent released e released report 46 days of rain in january and february of 1998 that's a lot of rain we learned from each experience each large storm that go things happy you you know you have downed power lines and the mayor said and power outages and flooding all sorts of thing we need to prepare we've gone through 4 years of drought a lot of trees coming down they don't have the root structures and the mudslides we have been preparing for this the impact is on the whole community of san francisco we started developing plans last
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fall working with all of our city departments agency and our nonprofit partners in the faith community and developing a game plan for el nino this year our concept of proclamations or game plan is continuous operations through a storm it if a severe storm tweezer in constant contract with the national weather service that provides us with information on point telling you the impact and severity of the storm and the potential hazards to san francisco we will queen a conference call with the city storm incident management team or i m t to update the partner agencies what to expect with the upcoming storm if necessary
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we'll open our emergency operations on 1011 turk to make sure we're court reporting our response activity with rains as the little spitting rains out p there and right now our city is preempt twenty-four hour to make sure that the residents and citizens and the visitors to san francisco are safe our game plan relies on the corridor response at all levels of government navigate our lead integer managers my lead el nino plan is meeting with fema to talk about our court reporting response effort our success relies on all our partners like pg&e, and our community-based organizations who are integrated with us at all levels of emergency operations in the
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field on the tv monitor you'll see sf 72 hour or city now the information hub and find information updates i'd like to take the opportunity when not an emergency this is a live site i encourage people to go check it out and finally with alert sf our text merchandising service in san francisco we have a new feature that will make that easier for people to sign up all you have to do a text 888777 triple 8, triple 7 and type in alert sf you're connected to this environmental service i encourage all people in san francisco and visitors to sign up for alert sf by registering
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you'll be able to keep yourselves save. >> what to expect as we approach the el nino storm on that note i'm going to turn it over to trent roar the director of our emergency services. >> thank you. i'm trent the human services and hsa is the lead agency for providing shelters in emergencies and we're stepping up for el nino on both ann and i were actually involved that the shelters in the 7, 98 a lot of lessons we learned the biggest one we don't want a single shelter with one thousand plus people but shelters where the homeless are and a plan as the mayor said 11
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hundred shelter beds with others depending on the demand located throughout the neighborhoods in san francisco admission and south of market, tenderloin, civically and southeast part of city and bayview and the hatred golden gate park but the process we'll undertake when we prepare for this storm will be meeting with the national weather service we'll look at winds and temperature and duration and amount of projected precipitation based on those factors we'll decide whether or not to activate the shelters we'll prepare in phases so if we do make the determination we need to activate for our long phases do it in phases the way we stage the locations allows us to bring the shelters up to two
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or three hours so that excludes mats and partnering with meals on wheel easy this salvation army and others meals on wheels and staffed with city staff as well as the nonprofits the shelter will operate on to a form 700 to project how long it will last and probable a half or a day after the transitioning out of the shelters the types of location the first thing we look at where are the existing be shelters are providing shelters for folks our emergency shelter some is 15 hundred and 25 beds right now at hsa and that's 1 hundred plus for single adults women and families and some have drop in areas or cafeterias to allow individuals that's the
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first place we'll look and activate and have our partners with the rec and park department their 3 rec centers that will be used and then the nonprofit partners and others who have facilities we can use and lastly other facilities ymca for example, has stepped up to provide their give him nature in the western edition and activating weasel be learning was a as we go it is hard to anticipate but in 1998 we had a thousand beds that seems to me you looked at sort of the homeless places in the at any given time 3 thousand people on the streets some don't want to good indoors and at risk of our
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harming themselves partnership with other agencies and temporary accommodations for two or three nights and others for the homeward bound the transportation program in other cities and shelter the remainder as we assess the storm and the demand and already have contingencies for hundred additional beds should we need that the facilities will not be some discussion or word on the street to have tents they're not tempts those are permanent structures that will be adding mats and other things to - some of the facilities some of the bigger sheds might be heat and in those cases erect a tent inside of a structure but no plans for tents on the city
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streets and thanks to the partnering with tdm and others nonprofit partners with the department of health we'll be doing the street outreach and the hope sf so we feel that we're prepared and almost finished with the memorandum of understanding and contract for locates we'll be ready to activate within a couple of weeks we anticipate the weather is hard to anticipate but the heavy el nino rains from january so february we'll be prepared for the homeless residents thanks. >> thank you's interpreting we'll hear from barbara garcia. >> good morning the district will have roving teams to make sure that the medical needs and the mental health needs of clients are taken care of we're working with the outreach teams
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for the serviced to make sure they know that the sheltered will be available particularly our homeless outreach team that have mooeveng relationships with the people over the years will have the ability to get the people into is the she recalls we feel confident about that and our teams will insure that any individuals that needs services and ongoing support will be provided by the teams the roving teams are ready to go thank you very much. >> thank you bearing now we'll hear in mohammed nuru the director for public works from san francisco. >> thank you like the mayor said over the last few months all the agencies have been working to present prepare for the upcoming storms as part of work we've done over
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the last few weeks had a couple of sandbags give away gaze and 15 thousand sandbags were given out we still have a large supply of sandbags and any residents feels their vulnerable to any kind of flooding through the garage or door or the back of their house come to our yard chavez a large number to supply people and in addition our crews are scheduled to work around the clock performing inspections of trees any potential tree hazard that the public seize they should let us know when we have storms we're vulnerable to branches and trees falling so call 311 number will allow us to
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get and work on that emergency preparation for the storm it is fall and with the fall we all see the leaves with a little bit of wind the wind leaves can clog our cap baselines so if you see any catch by an that has a number of leaves again call the 311 number the 311 comes through the system to us we'll have crews that will be out there to clean up the catch baselines with the rain like el nino can flowed pretty fast and if that catch by an is not clean quickly water raise and jumps the curbs and gets into homes the public can help us you know when you see a situation like that it is
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an easy job get a rack or broom and put the leaves in a bag so we're ready for the storms and we'll be working around the clock but possess importantly the public eyes on the streets so when you see things you believe that creates a situation please call 311 and we'll be out there thank you. >> thank you, mohammed next michael deputy general manager of the public utilities commission. >> michael. >> good morning so we're you're wart and power providers in san francisco and the bay area many of the remarks are my remarks on that and i think to emphasize with the mayor said we need to be prepared we are we have been working on this for
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quite sometime and corridor with the public works and actually working with the city attorney's office if we do get into a situation where there is damage in the city one of the things that mohammed said i want to emphasize you'll help yourselves by clearing storm drains 25 storm drains in san francisco we can get to 9 thousand plus so many we'll not be able to get to if you get out there and make sure that the water goes away from buildings and protects the property the other thing in a low lying area you're there elevate our belongings and put them up high to not get disadvantaged i don't know wants to lose their prized possessions and fled insurance you can take
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out flowed insurance and lastly we have a grant program at the public utilities commission for eligible pertaining to help to protect their property from flooding and finally if flooding 311 we're monitoring that our crews without with the department of public works and that's the best way to respond to our concerns thank you. >> thank you very much, michael this time i'd like to acknowledge our partner here with us today ashley from the meals an wheels, bruce makinna with the corporation thank you. >> major sheryl with salvation army and marty with project open hand thank you. >> and charles from st. anthony's and berry anderson
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from pg&e that concludes our press conference we'll stick around and answer questions if i want to do individual interviews thank you all for coming thank interviews thank you all for coming thank ui want to do indi interviews thank you all for coming thank want to do indivi interviews thank you all for coming thank (clapping.) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i think we have more companies anywhere in the united states it's at the amazing statement we're not trying to be flashy or shocking just trying to create something new and original were >> one of the things about the conduct our you enter and turn
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your your back and just so the orchestra. the most contrary composer of this time if you accountability his music you would think he's a camera come important he become ill and it was crazy he at the end of his life and pushed the boundary to think we're not acceptable at this point for sure it had a great influence he was a great influence on the harmonic language on the contemporary up to now. i thought it would be interesting because they have e he was contemporary we use him on this and his life was you kill our wife you get poisons
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all those things are great stories for on opera. i was leaving behind a little bit which those collaborative dancers i was really trying to focus on opera. a friend of mine said well, what would you really want to do i said opera what is it not opera parallel. why isn't it are that i have the support now we can do that. i realized that was something that wasn't being done in san francisco no other organization was doing this as opposed to contemporary we are very blessed in san francisco to have organizations well, i thought
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that was going to be our speciality >> you create a conceptual idea for setting the opera and you spear ahead and work with the other sdierndz to create an overview vision that's the final product felt opera. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i was very inspired to work with him because the way he looked at the key is the way i looked at sports looking at the daily. >> so much our mandate is to try to enter disis particular work there's great dancers and theatre actresses and choirs we've worked with and great video artists is a great place
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to collect and collaborate. i had a model they have a professionally music yes, ma'am assemble and as a student i benefited from being around this professional on and on soccer ball and as a conductor i'd be able to work with them and it's helped my growth i had a dream of having a professional residential on and on soccer ball to be an imperial >> it operates as a laboratory we germ a national the ideas technically and work with activity artists and designers and video all over the on any given project to further the way we tell stories to improve our ability to tell stories on stage. that's part of the opera lab
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>> i was to investigate that aspect of renaissance and new work so that's why this piece it is important it was a renaissance composer. >> there were young people that are not interested in seeing traditional opera and like the quality and it's different it has a story telling quality every little detail is integrated and helps to capture the imagination and that's part of the opera how we can use those colors into the language of today. >> so one of the great things of the stories of opera and story
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combined with opera music it allows people to let go and be entertained and enjoy the music instead of putting on headphones. >> that's what is great about art sometimes everyone loves it because you have to, you know, really great you have to have both some people don't like it and some people do we're concerned about that. >> it's about thirty something out there that's risky. you know, disliked by someone torn apart and that's the whole point of what we're drying to do >> you never take this for granted you make sure it is the best if you can.
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