Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Listen to the 8/23/16 meeting of the Board of Education Regular Board Meeting:

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Listen to the 8/15/16 meeting of the Board of Education Augmented Budget and Business Services Committee:

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Meet Deputy Superintendent Myong Leigh

Deputy Superintendent Myong Leigh has been a mainstay in San Francisco Unified School District for over a decade, quietly overseeing most non-instructional operations that support our schools.

Although you may have seen him most often speaking about the budget, he also directs facilities, school meals, educational placement, information technology and many other essential operations.

After completing a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Myong began working in the public school system in Washington, D.C.

Myong says he had always dreamed of living in San Francisco. “As an Asian and a gay man, this is a place where my identity is affirmed and not marginalized.”

“When I thought about the work that I wanted to do, SFUSD is the perfect fit. For me there’s a huge sense of responsibility to make a positive difference and work in a collective system to help others make a positive impact and create the conditions that help students succeed.”

With Superintendent Richard A. Carranza’s imminent departure, Deputy Superintendent Leigh has been asked by the SF Board of Education to serve as interim superintendent, a role he will likely assume in early September.

Friday, August 12, 2016

While you were away...

The renovated Ida B. Wells High School, photo by Hoodline
The summer months are always busy for us at SFUSD as we prepare for the next school year, and this summer was no exception. Here's a short list of the work done while families took a break from school.

SFUSD's Facilities and the Bond Program was hard at work:
  • Approximately $150 million in construction work was done at more than 35 school sites. 
  • Ida B. Wells High School and Daniel Webster Elementary School are both moving back to school sites that have been completely transformed. 
  • Students and staff will be returning to 21st century classrooms at James Lick Middle, Presidio Middle and Visitacion Valley Middle, Mckinley Elementary, Longfellow Elementary, Gordon J. Lau Elementary, Visitacion Valley Elementary and Burton High School. 
  • Lowell High School has a brand new classroom building. 

But that's not all...

  • Custodial services cleaned and polished over 9 million square feet of buildings and 3000 classrooms. 
Phew! The lights are on and the doors are open for all of our new and returning students. Welcome!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Interpreting CAASPP results

If your child participated in any California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) testing last school year in English Language Arts, Math and Science, individual student score reports will be mailed out the week of August 15.

What is the CAASPP?

The CAASPP exams are part of California’s comprehensive plan for supporting high-quality learning at every school. They are based on California’s academic standards, which are designed to help all students graduate ready for college and to pursue a career. These tests include a wide variety of questions, and require students to explain how they solve problems, think critically, and write analytically.

  • Download guides in multiple languages to learn how to interpret CAASPP score reports.

Understanding the CAASPP student score report

Watch the following video to get tips on how to interpret the 2015-16 CAASPP score reports:



Come talk with us about the CAASPP!

The Achievement Assessments Office will be meeting with parents about CAASPP score reports, and translation and child care will be provided.

Come by on:

Aug. 30, 6-7 p.m.
Downtown location

Sept. 13, 6-7 p.m.
Mission location

Sept. 15, 6-7 p.m.
Bayview location

Please RSVP at 415-241-6400 or aao@sfusd.edu.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Listen to the 8/10/16 meeting of the Board of Education Rules, Policy, and Legisl Committee:

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Listen to the 8/9/16 meeting of the Board of Education Regular Board Meeting:

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Listen to the 8/4/16 meeting of the Board of Education Augmented Ad Hoc Committee on Student Assignment: