Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

PAC Meetings

Meeting Schedule and Links

PAC Meetings for the 2022-23 School Year will be held IN PERSON on the First Thursday of each month.

PAC meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

NOTICE: Beginning 5/9/2022 masks are no longer required in City facilities including public hearing rooms. Anyone attending a public meeting in an SFUSD facility is strongly encouraged to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. The PAC requests that attendees please consider wearing masks which will be provided.

PAC meetings are conducted in English; interpretation and translation can be provided with at least 72 hours (three business days) advance notice.

NEXT MEETING:

The PAC will conduct a Lead Team/Planning Meeting on

Thursday, October 6, 2022, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Location: Lower level of 727 Golden Gate Avenue; entrance off of McAllister St.

The Agenda will be posted ASAP and within 72 hours of the meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a general PAC meeting. Thank you.

For more information, please email the PAC Coordinator at pac@sfusd.edu

Priorities for the PAC for the 2021-22 School Year:

The PAC's three key priorities for the 2021-22 School Year were as follows:

  • Funding, including
    • The LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) and the connections to school site planning
    • The Zero Based Budgeting (or ZBB) and Budget Balancing Plan process that the District has undertaken, and
    • The looming, multi-year financial deficit the District is facing in the coming years.
  • The Successful Reintegration to In-Person Learning, including
    • Ensuring adequate Academic and Social-Emotional Recovery & supports for students,
    • Addressing Student Learning needs through appropriate assessment, goal setting, and follow through,
    • Access to robust Distance Learning Options 
    • Health & Safety measures - elevating the voice of school communities
    • COVID & Air Quality related
      • Building ventilation & air purification
      • Masks - where, when, which ones?
      • Testing, tracing, quarantining, including transportation
      • Safe and supportive school communities and facilities for all, (including BIPOC and Trans students) - elevating voices of students
        • Emotional & physical safety & supports
        • Online/Cyber bullying
        • Reporting, resources, etc.
  • Equity permeates everything related to our children's education and our own interactions, including 
    • Community Affairs: Recruitment, Outreach, building relationships with communities that we underrepresent
    • The development of the implementation phase of the Student Assignment System, including the creation of boundaries and the distribution of programs
    • The Equity Audit Action Planning Committee will be addressing concerns at all schools, including Lowell,
    • Equity Studies Task Force
    • Ensuring that our most vulnerable students and families have access to all the supports they need, including Out of School Time programs 
    • Ensuring all SFUSD documents, forms, and signage are all gender and family inclusive, as well as
    • Ensuring adequate and appropriate technology for parent leaders to be able to participate in an equitable way in advisory group work, such as securing a Chromebook, laptop or tablet, plus a hotspot or other reliable internet service connection, and
    • Doing the important work within the PAC of understanding our own biases, privileges, and beliefs that impact the work that we do with and on behalf of others.

Past Meeting Minutes and Recordings

School Year 2021-22:

February 3, 2022 PAC Meeting Passcode: 8HL^SEp2

Minutes to be posted after their approval

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January 6, 2022 PAC Meeting Passcode: j!Qsg8m4

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December 2, 2021 PAC Meeting Passcode: #T9#H8u%

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November 4, 2021 PAC Meeting Passcode: %ZNeE6qZ

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October 7, 2021 PAC Meeting Passcode: BR=@#8si

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September 22, 2021 PAC Meeting Reschedule Passcode: 2!h^Sknq

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School Year 2020-21:

Topic: PAC Meeting:

Date: Jun 3, 2021 05:49 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

https://sfusd.zoom.us/rec/share/bGW5bzgWj4LTn_28FImWv4cqb2gXI0aOgzAdbEN0kdPOXgts-_lxiKA8Uf721HfQ.K5_fPj4e41d1Q8mc Passcode: ty%$%L48 

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Topic: PAC Meeting:

Date: May 5, 2021 05:51 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

https://sfusd.zoom.us/rec/share/bRqffdiuSfF-DpO4tb6CgMulZ_t1xuSOy4jbYtLuvsWA6ZCXu-ax_956fFSdoEDS.8L9jQCybVq-Xv-mq Passcode: ZKpWEN%4 

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Topic: PAC Meeting:

Date: Apr 7, 2021 05:49 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

https://sfusd.zoom.us/rec/share/dd3kw3RyTTiTiwRQXB7YbRSt3MUk-_JHMogr6-cOPtIzN3uRV15acLmf7DY_MPDL.FzAJ7dRNRf28bSQS Passcode: Zq*Da1gs 

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Topic: PAC Meeting:

Date: Mar 3, 2021 05:46 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

https://sfusd.zoom.us/rec/share/B7ji2oGdL6NmrRy9BtC2kWyrB7E0U3iuS8Buazec56qlqihYapIQp0oSpKV-3oqG.fZBv4jiz3xn8Am64 Passcode: h=t3Utz2 

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Topic: PAC Meeting:

Date: Feb 2, 2021 05:54 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

https://sfusd.zoom.us/rec/share/Pm_M8YAUvrjxtT3ehzVFHG9_K5e9TGtqsbVZ0IpQ0MNaKDb2PxZu5TlOa7jz-8HS.b3m0Fro2Gpjr8Idw Passcode: Tr8^web. 

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Topic: PAC Meeting:

Date: Jan 6, 2021 05:53 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

https://sfusd.zoom.us/rec/share/jH3PseqgqcRUKjFRi_GOYnInzB3Rqd7NEFzsqf3PhaSgq5xkIvVxa3hPtNzQMos8.fC2cIUnFO7ggDzc9 Passcode: =mf9+QC3 

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Topic: PAC Meeting:

Date: Dec 2, 2020 05:52 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

https://sfusd.zoom.us/rec/share/uzSfigQB9IcOdxNurQqF5vzoWq6904ZodsfpQapN6IOEL8cvFWkmDkZlELNXT1M5.Q1u_zUbUc32a58Fu Passcode: 4x8S.3su 

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Topic: PAC Meeting:

Date: Nov 4, 2020 05:43 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

https://sfusd.zoom.us/rec/share/_8j-wgCJTFFVOCgq98iAhlUXSao0wHPSoPA19YYmnj5JGuupVf777H_KcxGA8sc.ubIMiB5Z-kNifscY Passcode: GgNbTV+9 

 

Please note:

  • The October 2020 PAC meeting was canceled due to the Vice Presidential Election

  • The September 2020 PAC meeting was recorded but we are having difficulty posting the file

  • The PAC does not meet for the months of July and August

  • The June 2020 PAC meeting, our first via an online format, was mistakenly not recorded

  • The April and May 2020 PAC meetings were cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Prior to April 2020, all PAC meetings were held in person and therefore not recorded

  • Minutes for all previous PAC meetings will be posted soon

Join the PAC

Join the Parent Advisory Council of the San Francisco Board of Education

PAC Application Form 

PLEASE NOTE: The Application Period for the 2022-23 School Year has been CLOSED. The PAC is currently in the process of interviews applicants. 

If you are interested in seeing what it is we do, we encourage you to join us at our meetings for the 2022-23 school year, and to tune into our reports at the first regular Board of Education meeting each month.

Thank you for your interest in and support of the Parent Advisory Council to the SFUSD Board of Education.

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The Board of Education seeks parents and guardians of public school students from all grade levels (pre-K to 12th grade) and communities to serve on the Parent Advisory Council (PAC). The PAC’s mission is to advise the Board of Education on issues of concern to families of students in our public schools.  PAC members are unpaid volunteers and serve for a two-year term.

The PAC works to:

  • Actively reach out to communicate with families across the city, to understand and represent parent perspectives about school programs, student services, and other district policy issues,
  • Present recommendations to the Board of Education to support academic achievement among all public school children, and
  • Ensure that Board of Education policy decisions are informed by the voices of parents and guardians who reflect the district’s student populations.

Interested in becoming a PAC member?

Eligibility:  To be eligible for the PAC, you must be the parent, guardian, or primary caregiver of a student enrolled in an SFUSD public school, including Early Education pre-kindergarten schools.

Membership Requirements:  Members of the PAC are expected to attend PAC meetings once a month during the school year, to work on a PAC committee, to help represent the PAC by sharing in giving a report at a School Board meeting at least once per year, and to attend/represent the PAC at other events each year.

PAC members are also expected to help organize and conduct community engagement meetings, attend occasional meetings with the Board of Education and/or SFUSD staff, and to participate in parent outreach activities.  PAC members spend approximately six to ten hours per month during the school year on these activities.

Appointing New Members

PAC members are interviewed and selected by current PAC members, and officially appointed by the Board of Education. The PAC does outreach to recruit parents and guardians to apply for open seats on the PAC. We interview all candidates and then adopt a list of candidates to present to the Board as nominations for the open seats. The PAC takes seriously the commitment to reflect and represent the diversity of the SFUSD’s student and family population – across language, ethnicity, socio-economic background, neighborhoods and types of schools in the district. The PAC sometimes leaves seats open to conduct outreach in specific communities that are under-represented among PAC members.

Please email us if you have any questions: pac@sfusd.edu

Note:  The Parent Advisory Council does not take the place of other district advisory groups such as the African American Parent Advisory Council, the Community Advisory Committee for Special Education, the District English Learners Advisory Committee, the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Matua Advisory Council, and the Indian Education and Migrant Education Programs family advisory committees, which advise the SFUSD on specific programs and populations of students.

Current PAC Members

School Year 2021-2022

This page was last updated on September 23, 2022