In 2004, San Francisco voters approved the ballot initiative Proposition H, establishing the Public Education Enrichment Fund (PEEF) as law within the City Charter, Section 16.123.1-10. The City of San Francisco contributes to this fund annually from its discretionary General Fund revenues to support education programs for San Francisco’s youth. One-third of the total PEEF fund is allocated to the City of San Francisco’s Office of Early Care and Education for preschool support. The remaining two-thirds of the PEEF fund is allocated to the San Francisco Unified School District, which serves approximately 55,600 students across 136 schools.
San Franciscans renewed their commitment to children, youth, and families in 2014 by reauthorizing PEEF and passing Proposition C, the Children and Families First Initiative, with a 74% approval vote. The passage of Proposition C guaranteed to fund PEEF and the Children and Youth Fund (formerly known as the Children’s Fund) through the 2040-41 academic year.
The legislation mandates that half of the SFUSD allocation supports Sports, Libraries, the Arts, and Music (SLAM) and half support Other General Uses (OGU) programs that promote general education purposes. The SFUSD superintendent prioritizes programs for OGU funding that support the district’s goals and strategic plan and provide academic, student and family support. In some cases, PEEF funds are used to shore up and expand existing resources; in other cases, PEEF funds are used to pilot new programming. The superintendent prepares an annual PEEF expenditure proposal that outlines how the district will spend the PEEF allocation and submits it to the Board of Education Commissioners for approval.
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
Next PEEF Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting
Date: October 9, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: 601 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Room: Main Conference Room
Recent PEEF Reports
2019-20 PEEF Expenditure Plan
The San Francisco Board of Education 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.
2017-18 PEEF Annual Report
The SFUSD PEEF budget for 2017-18 was $70,470,582. This budget exceeded the City’s $69,520,000 PEEF allocation to SFUSD by $950,582 which was funded by the 2016-17 PEEF fund balance.
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
2017-18 SFUSD PEEF Evaluation Report
This report presents the results of an annual evaluation of the Public Education on Enrichment Fund (PEEF) conducted by the PEEF Office of San Francisco Unified School District PEEF. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the immediate and long-term impacts of PEEF on SFUSD students, schools, families
For questions or concerns, please contact the PEEF office.
Location: 135 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102