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LCAP Forums & Quit Machines - Highlights for April 8-14, 2014

Highlights

A group of 70 volunteers from PG&E will be providing their time (plus the paint) to bring color to Commodore Sloat Elementary’s yard, where an asphalt area will be transformed to become a play space full of color. The event is organized by Playworks Northern California, which is currently working with 20 SFUSD schools to provide trained, full-time coaches focused on recess.

When:   Thursday, April 10 / 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Where:  Commodore Sloat ES / 50 Darien Way

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Along with implementing the Local Control Funding Formula, school districts are required to adopt Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs), which will show how districts will spend their supplemental funds on high-needs students. Similar to how SFUSD looks to the community for input on school site budgets and plans, parents, community members, and organizations will be consulted in the creation of the district’s LCAP.  SFUSD is working with the Board of Education’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC), the District English Learners Advisory Committee (DELAC), and other organizations to hold a series of focus groups and public forums. Community partners in this outreach include Chinese for Affirmative Action, Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, Mission Graduates, Parents for Public Schools, and the District PTA. Several LCAP focus groups are taking place with parents of low-income, English learner and foster youth. The first forum open to all parents will be held this weekend.

When:   Saturday, April 12 / 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Where:  Aptos Middle School / 105 Aptos Ave.

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SFUSD School Health Programs has received a $1.4M Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) grant from the California Department of Education to use over the next three years.  This money will enable SFUSD to continue to educate the general student population, with a focus on the LGBTQ population, about the risks of smoking, tobacco, nicotine products, and addiction (including e-cigarettes and cannabis). The money will also help increase outreach to students to use the “Quit Machine” (quit services provided by nurses and community organizations, including text support). SFUSD will also provide services to youth who have been caught smoking, and are reluctant to quit, through Brief Intervention (motivational interviewing process supported by the district at school sites) to encourage attempts to quit among those who have been identified as the some of the most hard-core smokers.  

Call for details.

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