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Public Education Enrichment Fund (PEEF)

About PEEF

In March of 2004, San Francisco voters approved the ballot initiative Proposition H. The passage of Proposition H established the Public Education Enrichment Fund (PEEF) as law within the City Charter, Section 16.123.1-10.  The passage of Proposition H came at a time when district resources were diminished as funding at the state and federal level was decreasing. 

PEEF provides critical funding to improve the quality of education for the youth of San Francisco and is shared by SFUSD and San Franciso's Office of Early Care and Education: 

  • The first third of the total PEEF fund is allocated to San Franciso's Office of Early Care and Education for preschool support.
  • The second third supports sports, libraries, the arts, and music (SLAM).
  • The last third - Other General Uses - funds programs such as wellness centers, student support professionals, translation services, and peer resources.

Thank You SF Voters for Putting Children and Families First

On Nov. 4, 2014, Prop C, the "Children and Families First" initiative was passed by a majority of voters. This increased investment in our children and guarantee funding for the Public Education Enrichment Fund (PEEF) and the Children and Youth Fund  (formerly known as the Children's Fund) through 2040-41 - without any increases to taxes.

Prop C takes a holistic approach to fund children's and youth services in San Francisco and established the Our Children, Our Families Council. The Our Children Our Families Council of San Francisco leverages and coordinates the systems of support in San Francisco to align efforts across the city and county, the school district, and the community with the aim of improving outcomes for children, youth and families in San Francisco.

2019-20 PEEF Expenditure Plan

View the 2019-20 PEEF Expenditure Plan

The San Francisco Board of Education on Tuesday approved the $79.9 million 2019-20 Public Education Enrichment Fund (PEEF) Expenditure Plan Proposal. The spending plan for the voter-approved funds, which support programs in the City’s public schools, marks an increase of $5.4 million from last year.

PEEF resources enhance sports, libraries, arts and music programs. For instance, because of PEEF, every SFUSD school has a library and credentialed librarian (91% of the librarians are funded by PEEF). Additionally, every student has access to a nurse and/or social worker (nearly two-thirds of nurses and social workers who serve students in grades K-8 are funded by PEEF).

“We are incredibly grateful to the voters of San Francisco, who consistently show their support for public education. Thanks to their generosity, our public schools offer more arts and music, physical education, library services and student support than any other large urban school district in the state,” Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews said.

Sports (Physical Education & Athletics), Libraries, and Arts and Music (SLAM) Programs

The funds allocated to SLAM programs are one-third of the total PEEF allocation (one-half of the SFUSD Allocation).  The funds are restricted and cannot be used for any purpose other than for SLAM programs.

Since 2005, PEEF has been the primary funding source to support the implementation of SFUSD's Arts Education Master Plan (AEMP). In 2018-19, PEEF will sustain and strengthen the growth experienced since the launch of the AEMP.

Funds from PEEF make it possible to hire TK-12 certificated visual and performing arts teachers, support the K-12 arts coordinator network, maintain Visual & Performing Arts Department administrative infrastructure, hire teachers on special assignment with a special focus on Mission and Bayview Zone schools, provide professional development in the arts, and purchase and repair instruments and art materials and supplies districtwide.

Watch the video or visit the website to learn more about the Arts Education Master Plan.

2017-18 Elementary School Arts Profile 

2017-18 Elementary School Arts Profile

The PEEF Office and the VAPA Department have developed an Elementary Schools Arts Profile Report for 2017-18. The 2017-18 Elementary School Arts Profile summarizes arts instruction offered to students in grades K-5 during the 2017-18 academic school year at all 72 San Francisco Unified School District elementary and K-8 schools. 

The report analyzes art instruction that was funded by a variety of sources including the Public Education Enrichment Fund (PEEF), the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and their Families (DCYF), and school site Parent Teacher Associations (PTA). For each instance of art instruction offered during the curricular day, information such as arts discipline, course content, provider, length of instruction and funding source is described.  This information was compiled from the SFUSD central office and school site documents.

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