Completing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

MOU forms for 2021-2022 are ready!

We know many organizations need to complete a new MOU for FY 2021-22.  We are prioritizing support to complete MOUs to serve SFUSD programs over this summer - to help meet the deadlines for BOE approval

Please note that school & central office staff may not have the capacity to talk about next year right now, and may ask you to pause the process for a while.  We ask for your patience and understanding as we navigate shifting procedures to meet health & safety requirements during this pandemic.

Confirm if your MOU will expire on June 30th

Check this list to clarify when your MOU will expire.

 

Will we be able to provide services in person at schools? Can we continue virtual programs?

See what’s new with MOU requirements. 

We anticipate a limited number of in-person services will be allowed at schools this fall - if public health conditions allow. Each school’s principal will determine the number of service providers their site can accommodate safely.  

  • Service providers must complete SFUSD’s required training before in-person services begin; more details will be provided over the summer about how to access those online modules.
  • Service providers must comply with San Francisco Department of Public Health guidelines, which include obtaining signed Acknowledgement of Risk forms from parents or guardians of students who will receive in-person services.  

Virtual services may continue, at the discretion of school staff.  Service providers must follow the Guidelines for Virtual Services, comply with all terms of the MOU, and apply for SFUSD non-employee emails to access SFUSD’s technology platforms for students. 

How does it work? See FAQs and other resources!

See what’s new with MOU terms & requirements for FY 2021-22.

Read the updated FAQs to learn more about completing an MOU.

Our Step by Step Guide provides instructions, examples and screenshots that walk you through the process

This infographic shows the process from getting started through approval by the Board of Education.

Programs funded by the Dept. of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF)

New!  Only DCYF grantees providing services at a school site (in person) or through a school (if providing services virtually) must have an MOU or contract with SFUSD.  

Read the updated FAQs with common questions for DCYF grantees.

Navigating the MOU Process

How it Works: Resources for Completing an MOU

Our Step by Step Guide provides instructions, examples and screenshots that walk you through the process

This infographic shows the process from getting started through approval by the Board of Education

These FAQs should address all your questions!

Check out our short videos that show you how to:

  • Create an account in the new platform
  • Find existing MOUs and data about services provided by community partners
  • Get started on a new MOU.

In January 2020 we moved to a new platform - learn more about the new system.

Videos to help you navigate the system

Check out our short videos that show you how to:

  • Create an account in the new platform
  • Find existing MOUs and data about services provided by community partners
  • Get started on a new MOU.

Know What You're Signing!

See what's new with MOU terms, as they have been updated for the new 2021-22 school year.

Read the Terms and Conditions for a standard MOU template

Requesting Student Data?

Be sure to read SFUSD's guidelines for sharing student data.

SFUSD's templates for parent/guardian consent, and for requesting student data (in multiple languages).

SFUSD template to request Directory Information for students/families.

Service providers who access student data must complete the Oath of Confidentiality (which service providers must keep on file)

Facility Use Permits

Review this flow chart to determine which permit(s) you need to use or provide services at SFUSD facilities

Learn more about using or renting SFUSD facilities

Apply for a Facility Use Permit through SFUSD's Real Estate office.

 

Programs funded by the Dept. of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF)

New!  Only DCYF grantees providing services at a school site (in person) or through a school (if providing services virtually) must have an MOU or contract with SFUSD.  

Read the updated FAQs with common questions for DCYF grantees.

Providing Food and/or Beverages to Students & Families

SFUSD prioritizes the wellbeing of our students and their families!  Service providers must follow SFUSD's Wellness & Nutrition Guidelines when providing snacks, refreshments and meals.  See www.sfusd.edu/bewell

Organizations providing food and/or beverages to students more than once a week as part of their programs must complete this Food Providers Application.