2022-2023 Vision for SFUSD’s Title IX Student Advisory Group (TIXSAG)
The San Francisco Unified School District is committed to cultivating within our schools an environment that is free from harassment. This work, we know, relies upon the creation of policies that outline clear expectations for student conduct; procedures that humanize young people and effectively address problematic behavior; comprehensive education and training for students and staff; and school cultures that center students and value respect and inclusion. To do this well, it is essential that we engage stakeholders from all across our community and, especially, our students whose perspectives, experiences, and needs drive the approach we take in the District and in every school.
The SFUSD Title IX Student Advisory Group (TIXSAG) is a formal way for students to engage in collaboration with District leaders around all issues related to sexual harassment and assault. Students who participate in the TIXSAG will provide essential input and feedback that will help shape the policies and practices of the future. Additionally, participation in the TIXSAG will equip students to be ambassadors on their campuses for developing a shared understanding of the issues that are important to them.
TIXSAG Mission: 2022-2023
In 2022-2023, SAG’s mission will be to:
- Help District leaders understand student perspectives
- Build a comprehensive understanding of the current situation through data collection + analysis
- Establish 1, 2, and 5 year goals for addressing sexual harassment in SFUSD schools
- Inform the development of student-facing communications, supports, and resources
- Provide input on the design of training materials for school staff
- Collaboratively design age-appropriate preventive education strategies for students
- Influence the development of SFUSD Board policies and regulations for future school years, including our District’s implementation of new federal Title IX regulations that will go into effect in 2023
2022-2023 TIXSAG Membership
What does it mean to be a member of the TIXSAG?
The students who will become members of this year's Title IX SAG will be:
- An SFUSD 10th-12th grade high school student. A maximum of 20 students will be selected to join this year's TIXSAG.
- Any gender. All genders are welcome to apply!
- From a range of SFUSD schools. Ideally, no more than 2 students from any one school will sit on the TIXSAG.
- A diverse representation of students with the intention of de-centering cis, white, and heteronormative narratives and needs
It is essential that SAG members are consistent, committed participants in this work. The TIXSAG will meet monthly, beginning in September 2022, and our work will progress each meeting, building on what occurred in the previous meeting. When applying, students must be able and willing to commit to meet the following expectations:
- Attendance at 6+ out of 7 monthly meetings
- Completion of any agreed-upon “homework” between meetings, such as:
- Reading/reviewing policies and other materials
- Conducting research
- Collecting information/data from school sites
- Engaging in reflection and brainstorming
- Full and respectful participation in monthly meetings
- Commitment to the vision, mission, and goals we outline as a group
TIXSAG meetings will take place virtually from 4:30-6:00pm on the second or third Wednesday of the month, beginning in September.
Meeting dates are:
- Wednesday, September 14, 2022
- Wednesday, October 12, 2022
- Wednesday, November 9, 2022
- Wednesday, January 11, 2023
- Wednesday, February 8, 2023
- Wednesday, March 8, 2023
- Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Applicants must be in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and currently enrolled in an SFUSD high school. Applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:
- Knowledge about and/or passion for learning about Title IX and sexual harassment
- History of interest in gender equity, LGBTQI rights, and/or anti-harassment work
- Willingness to work collaboratively with other students and District staff
- Interest in expanding knowledge and perspective through reading, research, discussion, and data collection
- Ability to think reflectively and adaptively about complex issues and cultures; willingness to adjust thinking based on new information or perspectives
- Ability to represent the perspectives and interests of students from all backgrounds
- Commitment to this work and ability to meet SAG participant expectations
Applications for the 2022-2023 school year have now closed. If you are an SFUSD student and interested in becoming more involved in this work, please email the District Title IX Coordinator: Eva Kellogg at email@example.com
This page was last updated on September 2, 2022