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♪ >> supervisor jeff sheehy and i represent district eight, the castro, diamond heights. ♪ ♪ for me i think district eight is different than other districts because of the castro, right? that is really the birth place of lgbtq civil rights movement in san francisco. it's historic for that reason. it's a great district because it's very diverse. you have booming night life in the castro, a lot of families, we have an amazing array of parks, rock climbing wall in
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glen canyon is super cool. it was the first facility with a rock climbing wall. the book stores are treasures, charlie's corner is unique. >> charlie's corner is a children's book store but so much more, community space where care takers and children come together over storytelling, books, it's a gathering center. i am charlotte and we are at charlie's corner on the corner of castro and 24th. the type of books we carry at charlie's corner range from prenatal to young adult, 18. we have musical books, art books, all built around children of course. history, nonfiction, we have a wonderful picture book section. >> i love going to charlie's
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corner, number one, because you can find a whole range of books. my kid loves to read books. >> i always envisioned a space like this, surrounded by children's books and storytelling. we offer storytelling four times a day. we do curate well, we do a lot of time reading, researching, beyond the story time, it's going back to picking out a book, helping someone find the perfect book, unwrapping it and sending it off. there are people from all over the world and that's what i find so exciting. you see that every day in our story times. it's literally a melting pot. >> more and more families come into the district, whether it's the castro, strollers every where in the valley and tons and
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tons of kids in glen park now, with the canyon and a great library. >> i describe it as this village, i tell people i live in a town but i work in a village. >> one thing i really think is great about this district, it's a safe district, it's a clean district, it's great for kids, it's great for families and has a bit of wild life in it, too. >> i look forward to watching these kids in this neighborhood grow up and new kids come in and meeting new people from all over the world because that's what we're all about. ♪ ♪
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>> good evening, everybody. san francisco unified school district january 23, 2018 this meeting is now called to order. roll call, please. [roll call] >> thank you. please join me for the pledge of
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allegiance. [pledge of allegiance] >> thank you. item 1 is the approval of board minutes. there is none. if the members of the public want to address the board of education, individual can complete a speaker card prior to the item being called and presented to the executive assistant. according to the board rules and procedures, speaker cards will not be accepted for an item already on the board. so if you have plans to speak on any of the items, be sure you pick up one of these orange cards and give it to us at the end of the dais. item 2, superintendent report.
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dr. matthews. >> good evening, everyone. first, let me begin by stating that there's been unconfirmed reports that immigration and customs enforcement, i.c.e., may conduct a major sweep in san francisco. there can be no access to students or student records on our grounds without permission from our office. there are links to this on our main district webpage and a reminder that we as a district have a sanctuary policy. this board passed the undocumented, unafraid and united student red resolution and i'm reaffirming our commitment to this tonight. [applause] tomorrow night, there's an on track career expo from 4:00 to
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7:00 at adobe. it's co-hosted by the united way bay area, adobe and african-american achievement and leadership initiative. 9-12 grade students of color interested in exploring careers in s.t.e.m., manufacturing and healthcare are invited to attend the event. next thursday, we'd like to invite the community to our career technical education showcase. this will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 at the palace hotel at 2 new montgomery street. as i mentioned in my article in the san francisco examiner, 40 new career pathways are examples of how we're actualizing vision 2025. the multiyear programs include fields like health, bio
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technology, digital media, game design, law, engineering, world music, education, public service and so, so much more. the showcase will be a chance to celebrate and learn from teachers, students and partners of our current pathways. middle school families, check out the great options available in high school, business industry or community partners. come join and find out how you can get involved with one or more of our pathways. hope to see everyone there. february 5-9 is national school counsellor week. we celebrate our school counsellors for their unique contributions to schools. school counsellors help prepare our graduates to live, thrive and succeed. they help with them with career,
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social, emotional development. counsellors collaborate with teachers and other educators to explore their potential and develop the skills, capacities and dispositions from the 21st century success. they collaborate with caregivers to focus on the educational and social growth of their children. school councillors identify and utilize community resources that can enhance and complement programs and give students a sense of purpose and sense of self. it's considered an integral part of quality instruction and equitable support that enable all students to achieve success in school. i would like to thank all of our district's hardworking counsellors and i look forward to celebrating your work during school counsellor week from february 5-9. [applause]
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finally, i would like to congratulate willie brown middle school. [cheers and applause] they took first prize for their presentation in a statementwide event for black student union of california united. congratulations, willie brown middle school. [cheers and applause] president mendoza, that ends my comments for this evening. >> vice-president mendoza-mcdonnell: thank you. next is recognition awards. >> we'll begin with the willie brown middle school steel band ensemble. i would like you to come forward. [cheers and applause] the steel band ensemble at
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willie brown middle school is a pilot program developed in an effort to bring viable, culturally and socially relevant music programs to our students in the bayview and mission districts. it's directed by the school music teacher benjamin kotalak with support from artists in residence derek smith. congratulations, the willie brown steel pan ensemble. [applause] >> we're going to play two short songs for you. this is a well-known song from the caribbean. ♪
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[cheers and applause] ♪
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[cheers and applause] >> that's awesome, give it up for the ensemble! willie brown middle school has not had a music ensemble like this before. so we appreciate you coming out with the courage to play in front of a large audience and we hope to have you back. give it up one more time. [cheers and applause] see, this is how we should start all school board meetings. [laughter] superintendent matthews? >> next i'd like to welcome the
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galileo lions varsity football team. [cheers and applause] lions are aaa san francisco section varsity football champion and they also took home the cif state division 6a champions with the 38-20 win over vincent memorial. their first-ever state title and first-ever state title in football for a san francisco section team. so give them a big round of applause. [cheers and applause] i'd like to introduce to you coming to the podium, their coach, mark wynn and their principal, tammy bidow. [cheers and applause]
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>> first of all, thank you so much to the board and superintendent for having us and acknowledging this great success for the team. i want to say something to the team. i really want to convey to you how inspiring it was to watch your games over the semester as well as i saw two of the championship games and what was so inspiring to me was the teamwork that i saw. i don't know much about football. i've not been a sports person, but i could see the teamwork that you had and how well you were able to work together and collaborate and what i saw, what was inspiring, is the choice you were making to work together.
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and i want you to hold this moment for the future. to know that that choice you made to work together is really what makes our society work. i want to leave you with a quote from vince lombardi, who was a football player and coach of the green bay packers for many years. "individual commitment to a group effort, that's what makes a team work, a society work and a civilization work." so what you did in this effort, you improved and supported our community and our society. thank you. [cheers and applause] >> thank you for having us. before i speak, i would rather have one of my players say a few things, so he doesn't get too nervous. i want to introduce one of our senior receivers, all-city first
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team two years in a row, jackie goe. [cheers and applause] to make it easier for him, i'm going to answer the question. my question is, what does it feel like to work four years and get to the city championship and win that and go to a state championship and go to that, too? >> it feels great to win a state championship, but i never had the idea that we'd ever go there. my goal during the off season was to win the city championship. [laughter] >> perfect. perfect. for me as a coach, i told the principal, people look at me and don't think that i'm the football coach, or head varsity coach. i also teach at the school and i teach art at the school.
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i grew up in the city. i went to school in the city. and i have been coaching for a long time and i never thought that i could bring a team and go win a state championship. winning a city championship, sometimes you think is easy. now that we've gone to the top, it's a goal and it's a goal for the city teams and we're glad to pave the way for the city and for those that want to be an athlete and do something positive at the school and represent the school in what they do. so we're glad that we're the first to do it for the city. [cheers and applause] thank you. >> so we have a certificate from the board of education for each of our athletes and champions,
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so we're happy to be able to give that to you. how many of you are seniors? wow. look at that. how many of you were captains? why don't you stand up if you are a captain. let's see your leadership here. [cheers and applause] i think one of the things that was noted is that galileo high school was the first public high school in san francisco to win the state championship. 5 want to give me colleagues an opportunity to any opportunities that they would like. >> first of all, congratulations. i will be very brief, but this has been a wonderful year for us, 2017/2018 in terms of championships. so you will get us used to this
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winning spirit here in san francisco. like i told the boys from mission basketball team last year, i will tell you the same thing. i couldn't be more proud of you than if you are my own children and really you are in some ways, so thank you for your spirit, working together to accomplish something great. you will remember this the rest of your lives. and i hope that you cherish the moment and continue to grow and be everything that you want to be, so thank you. [applause] >> anybody else? vice president cook? >> commissioner cook: i didn't know the story of your coach and that's a beautiful thing to come to the story and come back and to teach art and that was masterful. that was a work of art the way y'all did mission in the championship game. [laughter] no shade.
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i went to thurgood marshal high school. and we never made it to the championship. we were used to losing. at the time galileo wasn't -- i see you, junior. i got you. [laughter] one of the assistant coaches at galileo, his father was a huge inspiration on my life and former principal. to see that still associated with the school and with football, how i met his father was through football. he was my high school football coach. i didn't play much. [laughter] and i remember i used to see young marcus at the field. he was maybe 8 or 10 -- i won't make it a personal story because it's about the entire unit, but i think it's connected, the stories of all you coming up in the city, going beyond your
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expectations, achieving something that inspires the entire city. every young football player in san francisco wants to do what gal did. they all heard your story and want to replicate your success. that's something to be proud of and we stand behind you as students, athletes, members of our community. i really want to see y'all go on and expect excellence in watch you do. if i can be a part of your journey, let me know. this goes for all the students in san francisco, but this is your moment. congratulations. i'm very proud of you. [applause] >> can the coaches please stand up? there are other coaches here. excellent. thank you for guiding our young people. nice job.
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any other comments? >> hi, guys. i wanted to congratulate you again on your victory. i come from academy, a field complete with football uprights, but doesn't have a field at all. you have made the district and city proud and going all the way to state and winning may have been unexpected, but you really are champions and you deserved it. thank you so much and keep on fighting. >> acting mayor breed, who was a graduate of galileo high school, will be honoring the team at the capital rotunda, so hope you will again join us. [cheers and applause]
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>> so your coach has your certificates. if you would like to sneak out now, this is a good time. [laughter] keep up the good work, guys. [cheers and applause] thank you. good night. study hard. stay out of trouble. [laughter] we have one more recognition. it's a recognition all valuable employees, our rave awards. superintendent? >> tonight, we're recognizing for our all-valuable employee, mr. roberto hernandez. he is a 4th-5th grade teacher at leonard flynn. and presenting the award is his principal, tyler woods. let's give them both a round of applause.
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[applause] >> good evening. i'm excited to introduce tonight's rave award winner, mr. hernandez. he has high standards for his 4th and 5th grade students and seeks to support each student's individual needs. he teaches them to be excellent learners and thoughtful young people. he does this by motivating each student with his own deep deepen enthusiasm. a student said, "mr. hernandez doesn't teach us like little kids. he respects us and wants us to do better." he uses humor with his students and they love being in his class, but at the same time holds them to high expectations.
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mr. h loves his job and makes it clear to his students. he cares deeply about each of them and they know that. deep respect for and belief in each of his students, motivates them to do their best work. year after year, mr. hernandez's students make significant personal and academic gains, his students, most of them latino, achieve at a high rate. 86% of his students scored proficient or advance on the language arts aspect test and 70% in math. [applause] he does this while celebrating and promoting bilingualism, biliteracy and fostering an inclusive learning environment for his students. mr. hernandez is the kind of teacher that makes me proud to work alongside. he epitomizes what it means to be a great teacher. mr. hernandez, 4th and 5th grade
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teacher, for his outstanding work. [cheers and applause] >> hello. good evening. i did not prepare anything. so i apologize. i had a few people that i wanted to thank. well, i wanted to thank a lot of people, but don't have enough time for that. i want to thank my mother. my mother on the way over here was telling me, 32 years at sfusd. so thank you, mom. [cheers and applause] and everyone at leonard flynn, my colleagues, miss judy, mr mr. omar, mr. fox. the 4-5 team. everyone that has helped me in some way. thank you so much. i appreciate it. similar to other people here, i'm a product of sfusd, so it gives me great honor and pleasure to continue this tradition and continue to work
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here. i would also like to thank ms. blank, who has been a part of my life forever. she goes way back with my mother. also excellent educator. so every time that i meet someone or get a chance to meet with someone, i take that with me. i would like to thank everyone in my life. my son, my sister, my family, my dad. okay. i think that's it. i appreciate it. thank you, again. [cheers and applause]
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>> thank you and congratulations. mr. hernandez, did you good to leonard flynn? >> i did not. i was at massoni, everett and we didn't have a football team but had a good soccer royalry with thurgood marshall. >> great. it's great seeing you in our school district having gone through our school district. congratulations. [applause] item 5 is our student delegates report. >> thank you, president mendoza-mcdonne mendoza-mcdonnell. we have an appointee that will be in the student delegate report that will be later on. >> our 2018-2019 candidates have been released.
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all must attend a training session at 555 franklin and come to the youth summit to give a short speech. i encourage you to share this opportunity and the application will be due on the same day as the training session, march 2. >> also planning to ensure that is student body representation at the retreat. we want to be sure that they can continue to planning for the next school year. and >> and our final topic, the annual work summit is quickly approaching. our theme this year is operation make your mark. mark your calendars if you would like to attend, contact our supervisor.
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our next meeting will be on february 12 at 5:00 p.m. in the board of ed work. it's a public council and everyone is welcome to attend their meetings. if you would like to attend, or want a copy, please contact our supervisor. thank you. >> you guys were able to do that separated. i appreciate that. very nice. [laughter] item 6 is our advisory commity report and appointments by board members. item 1 under that, a report from our title 7 indian education advisory committee. superintendent, you have a representative from the committee to present? >> we would like to welcome the parent advisory council to give their presentation. we ask that the members come to the dais. [applause]

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