Public Education Enrichment Fund (PEEF)
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 will mean an 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 will take a holistic approach to funding children's and youth services in San Francisco. It brings together several existing city programs to improve coordination and better serve children and families, including the creation of the Our Children, Our Families Planning Council to develop and oversee the Children and Families Plan. Prop C sustains and builds on the high impact programs and services provided by PEEF and the Children's Fund.
Download the Prop C Fact Sheet
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 San Francisco First Five:
- The first third of the total PEEF fund is allocated to San Francisco First Five for preschool support.
- The second third supports sports, libraries, the arts, and music (SLAM).
- The last third (third third) funds programs such as wellness centers, student support professionals, translation services, and peer resources.
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 2015-16, 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.
Other General Uses (Third-Third)
The funds allocated to Other General Uses programs are one third of the total PEEF allocation (one half of the SFUSD Allocation). The funds are discretionary and can be used for educational purposes.