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grow and express themselves with the drive of the department stays with the sfusd community has been a statewide leader in initiating the policies for the positive behavior and support and trauma sensitive situation she has practiced the skills and claudia bring expertise to the school she serves search warrants as well as the services she's american people excellent educator and the union at the office of people service support her retention in the sfusd and car considers a great loss to the community and school she services (clapping.) >> good evening i'm a behavorial analyst and i'm just
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going to be reading a letter he sent to the board of education in support of claudia i'm writing to let you know she's a experienced coach with the people services that implements resolutions that was adapted in 2013 and a resolution that was adopted in 234r9 claubd i can't supports coaching full staff at 11 elementary schools throughout the district and has a strong relationship and didn't have the expertise to support her areas clau claudia needs an advocate for the connection of the schools in pie role he working closely with claudia shooesz she's been more than willing to talk with me and know the staff and culture i am could and prepare to atake on te task of findings the difficult
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behavior a mentor to myself and od others i'd be able to help with the professional community and it is enlightening having to have a practices coach practices i can't imagine a greater loss to the school district than the experience and expertise please consider her contributions with you decide on the non-restricted reelections tonight thank you. >> (clapping). >> i don't have our speaking on that. >> i don't have our speaking no. >> i sign it. >> you already spoke i don't have by other card. >> i'm sorry and you're going
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to allow me i have been waiting until 915 i didn't receive any response but from dr. murase. >> we received a thank you and your chris's the issue for not returning my letter you're in tilt chris's him because he's not relationship to a letter. >> i'm sorry, i'm sorry we have - >> (inaudible).
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>> thank you. >> ma'am, thank you. >> (inaudible). >> consent calendar can i have a motion and a second? >> so moved. >> second and the items withdrawn or corrected by the superintendent ms. steel. >> yes. president haney. >> mr. steel parapet is calling for items removed. >> we're pulling item 162 f 13 and staff roving it to the next meeting. >> any items reformomanced
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reformremoved for first reading by the board. >> omanced removed for first reading by the board. >> ced removed for first reading by the board. > r first reading by the board. >fit reading by the board. >> >> any items severed resolved will to that in section organization those are there is a motion and a second and superintendant will introduce the steeg to introduce this into the record the first is adoption of board policy student availability of condoms thank you, thank you i'd like to invite tim coach for proposal read into the record please.
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>> good evening, commissioners supreme court are you asking us to read into the record? >> yes. please just the pertinent parts the whereas part of the resolve.
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>> thank you ms. casco read into the record adoption of board policy availability of the condoms the requested action approve the policy availability of condoms to update sfusd condom distribution policy and authorize the participation of wellness centers in mission high schoddl >> okay. so i'll now call for public comment on this item we want to thank you all for your patience in waiting for this we
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had a couple of items i'll read a number of names and folks can come come up i'll ask you to keep over comments within one minucu minuteer comments within one r e
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(calling names). >> i also have (calling names) those are all the cards i have no with that many i'll have everybody with individual time one minute that's all i'm giving everyone tonight. >> members of the board superintendent carranza i'm victor issues chair the chinese-american democratic club
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i'll pass out a memory on the condoms the club buildings this undermines the authority of family the low one percent squall pharynx rate in middle school is due to month small part for the asian family the programs message says that sex is normal and acceptable but disease is bad condoms are legal and can be purchased anyway effective education needed needs no be kument appropriate that goes for health education parents and family are the strongest shakers of early behavior that's strengthen the family and not wale that, please give right and recognize to the family and let's work in a cooperate partnership thank you.
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>> (clapping). >> good evening, everyone i'm hannah i'm here to want to let you know that our parents does need to have a right to know all the things of school especially for the kids first of all, have a condom free for a 6 grader i think that is good early and as for high school i think accepted but for middle school too early and i would think that educating our children about what to care by a sex and how to prevent i think that is okay. but to give them a free condom that is the wrong message to let our children know it is okay to try 0 i think that is not the right message to send to our children
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i'd like to protect our children not to have my kids or anything on the not appropriate angle but the wrong message is not appropriate point early i'm here to ask that if you give a condom to the kids how maming the algebra at the age they need to educate at this is what i'm concerned and fighting formal we for your kids but not you think condom for our kids in the wrong time thank you. >> (clapping). >> good evening my name is cindy i'm here to because i have two daughters in public school i'm here to voice
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my opposition to the condom program in middle school recently san francisco code district postponed from middle school to high school the reason the middle schools students are two early for algebra what about condoms the middle school the children don't have a math but condom seeing none, public comment is closed. sending the wrong message to the middle school i know that kids are curious to new things it is if we sent bd out free co dunge du condoms it is encouraging the middle school it is kind of too early for us to understand we want to protect our children thank you.
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(clapping.) >> good evening, everyone i'm daniel i have to kids in the middle school and one in high school i'm thinking that you guys are allowing the condom in middle school and allow them algebra the middle school the other thing it the perpetrate haparents have the right at that school the kids they let the parents decide if they have the fire chief but why they get a condom you don't we don't know that that's weird than >> (clapping). >> my name is grace i have two in school i strongly disagree with passing out condoms to a middle schooler
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their age from 12 to 14 and mentally not ready to make (and judgment and has mixed message oh, if they friends are getting one condoms they showed them avenoff and saying the school is pga 0 out you're so behind it is becomes not it could be a peer pressure the school district is served out a mixed mess for condoms and also schools should be focused on education that's why we as a parent want to send the school kids to san francisco school district skew need to focus on algebra and get back to algebra and also, this is important i see there is not enough homework and practice for
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about both my kids please consider with algebra and i have - i think passing out condoms to high school is a reasonable age thank you. >> (clapping). >> my name is testing is a lamb my kids started in lowell elementary schools and a need for math our kid is not mature enough for condoms thank you. >> (clapping.) >> good evening my name is emily my kid is in the stevenson school is we need money for the math not the condoms thank you. >> (clapping). >> good evening. i'm marlene a
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retired bilingual teacher the san francisco unified school district after 35 years of teaching newly arrived emigrated in addition i've taught the immigrant adults at city college for 3 decades so i'm familiar with their many of the education needs tonight many of the parents are here to urge our school district to consider the done dumb distribution to middle school i see you hear many of the objections bans the ideas and the experiences while waiting outside tonight he was really surprised that most of them said they're not aware of the resolution that was proposed the reading involved i hope the school district abowill do a ber job of keeping the parents informed especially in the school district over 40 percent
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asian students i want to - i find o found out the survey less than 5 percent of the middle school students are sexually active to the skubtd should consider the parents at this point thank you. >> (clapping). >> good evening my name is tennessee i can't changing i have two daughters if 7th grade i'm concerned about the direction of the san francisco unified school district taking now, first the proposal of giving out condoms without the parents consent we have illegal responsibly for the children until 18 and now you're giving the message it is okay to give out condoms behind the parents back and without parents knowing about it like the parents we
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have to find a sign a consent to go on a field trip but don't center to know about condoms this is a wrong message to the children, and, secondly, i'm concerned about the removal removal of algebra from the school like ever parents have great concerns they're old enough to get condom but not old enough to get algebra we are competing against people from all over the world you're putting us behind and making us exert with other schools if they're ready for it they should be eligible so, please don't hurt our children we elected you and hope you're helping our children not to harm them thank
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you. >> (clapping). >> my name is josephine asian-american voter and vice president of chinese-american democratic club and one thing i'll ask our folks that gets a chance to speak before we start. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> three-quarters have left because of the long meeting and some of them brought elementary school kids sorry is it took so long but they're determined to let know what we want to talk about we agree with tonight comments auto people should you be at table we concur with that we feel the school district is not doing a good job in reaching to our community ♪ ar issue as well as the math issue
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the 40 percent of the constituents are ellis actlow i not invite are heard and our voices are not somehow communicated maybe it is our fault but major decisions being a i like the condom didn't have to be decided and maybe having we have should have mandate to the medical care and pregnancy no mandate that stichool has toe the one to do it perhaps work with planned parenthood we don't want to face the prospective of building a school clinic when do you draw the line giving out condoms is okay. but u d is not and deposition adoption is not right but we want to invite the trucks over once a month and
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then do more education and that will the evidence will then show the federal funds and save the funds for that the school bonds into algebra one and the process mandat mandatory for everyone so people who can you know pass the algebra one can go on to classes, etc. but people that can't go into negligent grade and continue with algebra one think about the priority between arithmetic and condone our kids to extend more time on math and less time on condoms hopefully, we're work together thank you very much
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(clapping.) >> hi, i'm emily grim a third grandfathered or grader and lowell - lafayette elementary school i'm thinking before lowell but on the subject of condoms i want to say that they're great why not this is an i think am mat item what caskids can do walk into walgreens but can't happen in middle school is to get good information counseling our school nurses are recorded are reports and safeguard and i'll rather have any daughter ingo da nurse rather than walgreens and my caught the first time she
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seize a condom i don't see what the problem i'm a.d.manual supportive of this moving forward, however, i didn't get a chance to speak the general public comment and a lot of people didn't get to talk since we're talking about algebra how important we don't go back into the tracking and talk about accountability and some of that isn't brought up the fact that the reason we had huge changes because sfusd has failed so many students for so long and i just want to reminded i mind us that a smart balance test scores boelgd by race not been good students are not treated well and this is the elementary the first tracking at elementary at my school you know, we don't have oobltd for african-american
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because we have less than 10 african-american students the school of 5 hundred plus students this is less than 10 and over 25 classrooms and then crowni across town they don't dr. doors can question get doors we're talking about priorities thank y (clapping.) i'm a tave i'm a teacher but i want to talk about you know for the parents here this can be a scary toupic to talk about sex i would i want to encourage the parents to have the talks with the kids and encourage the school board to move forward our kids are goido
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greate great and the householigh schooe not active but make sure they have the dismisses they need to stay save and talking to our kids about sex and condoms does not make that likely to have sex and having docondoms at school it encourages them to be safe thank you. >> (clapping.) >> i'm dr. suing phil's the director the disease control with the district and the s b controller in san francisco i want to give context that is positive for public health in san francisco the context is that san francisco has one of the highest rates of st. jude and condolen e
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adolescence and i did not knyoue effected that was 3 times higher than than dulls over 25 so that is the inspection of which we're speaking and young people are coming in into sex call environmentalist that stutdz have hyphae begagain we've hear the first time that the person uses a con dimensiondom it maybs down the yeo the have students an effective conversation to become more familiar with that very is he effective prospective for stewards and unwanted pregnanci pregnancies. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> >> good evening. i'm chow thinning speeding i
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building all parents has absolutely right to know about their kids and be the guardian as a a supervisor. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> and even for the field trip we have to something like that a permission slip. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> and i don't think that providing con dims to the kid is a good resolution. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> and in a way that i think that is a encouragement to for the kids to have sexual activities in early age. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> and at the results it might harm them their mental health and their physical health open
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space . >> (speaking foreign language.) >> and to the bad result in they might end up dropping out of school early. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> and i believe this as demonstrates we should educate our kids in many ways instead of the providing free condoms. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> as school focus the kids should focus on education learning knowledge instead of sex call activities. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> the country to be of a country a strong country is based on living the kids education is not bans sexual activities. >> thank you
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(clapping.) >> hello, i'm the community health coordinator with a health agency we're coming up on the 50 anniversary to 50 percent of serving young people the city and county of san francisco city and county so i wanted to address mostly we've been talking to young people about sex and sexuality we know that delays sexual debut and making condoms available in middle school sends a clear message we are de7-elevens the conversation and taking away that little piece of rubber it is not going to do anything and have lax conversation more of a tool to consider
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(clapping.) hello my name is a sarah i'm i lout to speak again yeah, i'm back i support so many things i wanted to put miff up there i appreciate you allowing me to speak i appreciate the safety issues that the parents are raising tonight and so i feel like it is important that they understand i understand they're concerned about 10 to 14 years old and thinking about them having sexy want to paternirent have corrected information the school district didn't pay for them they're provided by the department of public health so that's a separate issue as a teacher that spend a lot of time with the high school students i'll try to imagine if we give them out to etch we would have a lot of condom balloons and people hitting each
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and a lot of people looking impairs with a fight this is about parents that need it i would performing have kids access to condoms than st. jude so this is getting access to information for safer sex for the present or future i believe that having a nurse or social worker that know the child and family that is a wonderful way to do it it factakes the fear o the apartment so not think about the fact that their child is having sex thank you. >> (clapping.) hi i have two kids if middle school middle schools are too
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young to ovffer the condom they'll be a hot topic to talk about instead of a they'll try and try and something so it is not appropriate the middle school and also the kids middle school under 18 they need our support they rely on us need our support and so we have right to know about it and it lies on us to educate them so we need the transparency of this and so that's why i urge that the school district can spend the budget on the mathematic d math and not on the docondoms t kids are our future the kids need education not the
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condoms so we urge you spend the budget on the study like the summer programs like on help them to study not knowing condocondom is trying to using condoms the middle school thank you. >> (clapping). >> speeding> (speaking foreign language.) >> (speaking foreign language.) >> /*(speaking foreign langua) >> /* any good evening, everybody i'm yee yee and i'm a new immigrant just learned it resolution from my parents group
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lastly. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> so i arrived here about 6:30 very on time and some of the parents arrived earlier than me i've been waiting outside and seeing the parents even brought tare kidhare kidseare kidsiare >> (speaking foreign language.) >> so some of the parents had to leave early they have to put their kids to sleep all you can see only maybe 20 or thirty
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parents. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> so those parents that leave early had told me to express their concerns even though they had to leave early and a common worry about a common goal. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> so before, before they change the policy change on algebra curriculum we're not not advised the teachers world series were not informed. w >>e >>r >>e
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condom issues you have conversations between the doctors and indoors i do not ynt have the conversation with tthhe parents. >> we should have the right to
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know. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> so i believe that even though we building that everyone has equal rights but as parents i have the right to know thank you. >> (clapping). >> i'm justin i have 5 kids in the district i wanted to say on a couple of the issues i realize realize that tracking was bad i was gifted and not enlisted as a kid but stop tracking and allow everyo anyo anyone to take algebra and so you can let people take eight grade algebra that is fair just by choice no tracking i was good to be in honors i'm glad i got
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to meet love itself for lowell this is incidents of racism and have to fight that i had a 26 i had a 35 at cal if you put unma there i would have a letter secu score we have to fight the racism but thinking fair grading what it makes the kids look like and a lot of people believe their discriminating against and the judiciously kids it is making it worse to the world and that should be addressed they're like the top 415 it made it look like lowell is unique but publish the number of racism incident i wouldn't be surprised in lowell has fewer lincoln high
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school and others hillside there were incidents another hoover and mission high school it makes it look like lowell is more racist i don't know if you can track incidents but lowell is a problem the society but every baby born if california excluding my kids my daughter was a popular clear leader at lowell is one the motive competitive holidays we should be proud of lowell and trying to fight racism but give it more credit that is within the best schools the united states thank schools the united states thankt schools the united states thank best schools the united states thank ihin the best schools the united states thank schools the united states thank you. >> good evening.
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>> (speaking foreign language.) >> hi my name is eric i'm sorry when i'm nervous i have to speak chinese. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> i have a kid the school district. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> regarding did resolution we discussed about tonight and i oppose that >> (speaking foreign language.) >> okay. the first one i oppose is distribution of condoms the middle school and the reason he oppose it operationallperationallyration
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>> (speaking foreign language.) >> he did school will be out of control and your honor, >> (speaking foreign language.) >> and it will tell the kids something that is inappropriate for their age. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> and about emotion i think some of the adults is for the good at that not to mention the kids. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> and also i have another opposition about the cancelation of algebra.
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>> (speaking foreign language.) >> every stage the kids the kids have something to learn >> (speaking foreign language.) >> so if they don't learn what their supposed to learn it effects their future. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> . >> /* /- something i'm curious about is why we have to cancel something the kids supposed to learn and encourage the kids to have something they're not
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supposed to have. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> and my last question have you ever thought of the feeling of the kids when you are decided to cancel the algebra and also about what the teachers think. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> thank you. >> thank you. >> (clapping.) mr. superintendent. >> great, thank you president haney he wanted to take a quick minute and thank all the parents that hope that is - thank you for staying late and sharing our thoughts with the board of education and us just a couple of clarifiefshs s we're clear about the intent i think of tne of the speakers sa
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as was speak tomorrow morning one of our children whether they're in the 6 or 5 or the third grade can balk walk into a drug store and buy a condom they'll walk out the drug store and none will have spoken why they shouldn't engage in sexual activity eats dangers of sexually sexual diseases and why not speak to their parents what we're proposing no a condom sdru destruction but if a student walks into one of the wellness supervis disintere disinterest before a condom have
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to speak to a trained professional that will talk to them and council them who will disquad them but give them mel sound advise it is much battery or better than someone walking in into a drugstore with no information i want to assure you in my mind as a parented the biggest guarantee in miy mind wy you're children about not engage you've demonstrated you care about your kids and that you'll have those conversations with the children so i'm very heartened to hear our voices i know you'll have those conversation with our children and going to raise our children based on our moral the homes and your children about not do anything such innovate talked to them i'm confident we the school district abowill you
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partner's and give them professional advise and professional counseling and we'll dodgwere going to make sure they don't quack into a drug store with with a purchase of a condom i apologize somewhere or someone or people have put into our mind a co-relation between condoms and algebra no such thing they're not relate i'll tell you that some of the comments please don't buy condoms we don't spend a dime their permitted by the department of public health at a service to the citizens the san francisco when you and i'll truly tell you that algebra is not gone the way of the school district take our eight grader are taking statistics and dbe try and trigonometryy and common core
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algebra and as our students get to the negligent grade a core intense course of algebra truly a college pact at the negligent grade the past it wasn't so we are draefr to go out into the community and our math team is talking about the consent of this configuration of math and content area we want to invite our chinese especially our chinese speaking parents to come to the informational meetings we had one a francis scott key and learn about it truly and your hernia will not only be as competitive as other children in other communities but even more competitive because they'll know their math better and deeper and be able to do math at a much higher level please don't fail pray to a relationship between
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condoms and algebra it didn't exi exist we do what we do to serve nothing about the best intentions for you and your children let's have a conversation bans facts not on minutes again, thank you for being out here we're on your side. >> colleagues. >> we actually have the time for public comment we took all the cards and said - >> i want to say that a lot of kids with having problems with common core - >> thank you. >> any comments statements
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from my colleagues? ms. wynns. >> thank you i just want to condemn make cleav clear that you know, i think that everybody who look at the data about results of the health programs we've had including making available tools to for our students to protect themselves that includes primarily educational services but also the availability of actual of the condoms in this case and i opinii guess i want offer to the members of the public and i'm offering on behalf of the staff and myself if i want to talk to me i would - i'm so interested in us
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advancing this debate that it should be bans what we know and the xrerpz so i want to thank the staff here and all the health services throughout the district and those in human services and other places that have participated because i say data i've seen including that on which this recommendation is based has are so important for all the work we've duplicate for so in years because it is so clear what the results wiare so i'm over the cour i'm, of course, want to support this and really pleased that all the information that we get we've done well and want to do better and thooeshbd so thank y
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all commissioner norton. >> thank you so i want to thank everyone for coming out and waiting so long i really hear the concern and the love you have for your children that is what is eliminating people coming out and concerned about the policy i think there is no substitute for talking with our child about sex and about being safe it is important to listen to them you know what is going on in their illnelives i try to pre this with pie teenagers i hear things i'd rather not hear but know how important to have the dialogue and that begins at home no substitute between a parent and inhaled as the superintendent said, you know, students can get conception
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anywhere with no conversation with no loving adult talking about being safe and taking care of themselves and so this policy really is about you know the huveandful t students that need it state law says that no one needs consent the drug stores don't need consent our friends and folks don't need consent, of course, we want the vast majority of the students to have those decision made in the family but some students that for whatever reason and their situation not a loving family that has conversations with them and we need to protect them and so i know that the policy i've been assured i believe that students
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particularly middle school only ask about the conception after a very, very frank and open conversation with the skilled educators that help them to understand the situation they're in and help them understand how to keep themselves save as the superintendant said not a tack away problem hey you want a condom a condom but from a private controlled space with an educator and only after they've indicated to the educator they are sexually active or considering it so i'm persuaded by the public health data i don't know that policy will hurt any common cold but i hear the apartment i have a almost 3 hour lymph with two
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leaders if the chinese community that really talked about how this policy felt from a parent prospective and what the source of concern was it felt very disrespect to some members of the chinese community i really hear that i think that we need to do a much better job superintendant are engaging with our chinese community parallel those that don't speak english the parents are crying out they want to better said your decisions and want to be involved in the decisions and have every right to be engaged so my permanent commitment we'll do a better job with the community and can i think we need to work on that thank you.
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>> commissioner vice presient walton. >> thank you first of all, thank all the parents that came out and spoke that is inprotestant we hear from your voi and wholeheartedly agree this should be at home are parents that is where that conversation should definitely took place i agree with all the apartment i'm a parent this is how i do thata the one thing we're responsible for the small percentage of students engaging in sexual actively or might engage there is a mi
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misconception that students will be walking down the hallway and have access to come bandoms it happens with the nurse that happens with the council only the student offers that they're thinking about sexual activity or engaged we have to understand that the important piece that education that comes with having assess on if someone goes to a professional that is prepared to have a conversation about having a conversation will being safe and avoiding sexual typist i'll a say i had children at 16 and 17 had i had an opportunity to get the right education at the right time i might not have had
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children to young so istudents that are engaging the small percentages that are interested a small percentage of sexual activities have a chance to the red cro protected from st. jude and protected madam clerk, please read the prosecute early pregnancies and have a chance to learn consequences and how to be responsible if staying save i want to make sure we said some of the information out there is misguided it from miss acceptance and an bad interpretation and providing the wrong prospective this is not about just providing access to condoms this is more about making sure our children are healthy additional save that is our responsibility is u
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our responsibility is uresponsi >> thank you parents for staying and sharing your opinions with the sequentichool one this is a surprise to the community was not a gingkos we need to endeavor to make sure that parents voices are heard and that we are communicating effectively with the parents there is a provision the policy that talks about novelist parents and guardian about the existence the program flaun and to making educational materials designed to help parents to communicate with their parents about pregnancy preservation every single prospective and st. jude so ask the parents to help us what the communication maybe culturally competent ways do it
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and focus on better communication with the parents secondly, i was alarmed interest seems to be misinformation about this program as my colleagues stated not a give away to condoms of every middle school student but caring trained adult having a conversation with a middle schooler that is q a condom and finally want to emphasize this is a public health issue and that there are coat that tells you that making condoms available actually helps kids defer sexual activity at the same time keep them safe from disease thank you.
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>> all right. so i also want to thank everyone for waiting and sharing with us tonight are i nodded that was a late meeting and moved outside but you expressed our gratitude we're not able to speak we thank you for your patience with us i wanted to because of a lot of the questions and things we've heard and heard leading up to tonight have lead to concerns about both how this program will operate and perhaps what some of the consequences abowill be how students awill react and effect the culture of the middle school i wonder if you might lay out how this in practice we are talking about the misinformation but perhaps specifically because this is the one with public meeting we're having and talking
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about the need for more transparency and openness how we communicate if you could explain how this program will operate in practice and why we're deciding to step up to the middle school i know we're talking about the resear research but not all have that in front of them lay that out and how to address the concerns that were raised around if there were you know certain impacts scoon the culture of the middle school how to follow it and address concerns as they come up and what that process looks like. >> thank you president haney just a few recaps in response to our question about what this looks like in practice again want to reiterate that the
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program design and development is based on the data and the discussions with the department of health and centers for disease control and prevention and the superintendent carranza nurses and social workers the trained professionals that will be integratisubcontracting with school er so my colleague will speak a little bit about the process we'll follow at the middle school. >> i think a good place to start already our school nurses and workers have a strong relationship so the way it works the student will make an appointment the way he or she are are the school worker and will discuss did he or she would
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like access to con dims an assessment by the social worker or nurse to determine the student is entering into this with the right amount of information he or she to move forward also that the relationship is consensual and at this point the condoms can be given to the child the student and i know again, we do encourage discussion with the family about this and we talk about the roanoke valley and the benefits of not talk to the student but know close to 75 percent of the middle school students according to the bs are not talking to their parents about issues of sexual use so we agree what the school. >> commissioner fewer.
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>> thank you so i also want to say thank you to all the parents i know that is a late night we apologizes sometime at the board are here after midnight and people have things to say i'm glad you stayed eave we've heard that and received many e-mails and as a board member he read them and some them conveyed some misinformation and so i'm gladly you're here to here the truth and what is happening around this condom distribution so i want to say also that i am also concerned by my children 3 children and i do argue that middle school is too young for them to engage in sexual activity it is a serious decision when they decide the
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young person decided to engage if sexual activity middle school is way too young we don't encourage it in that as good idea but good idea for students if necessary decide to engacarte to be mature enough to understand the portions and the consequences of engaging in sexual activity having said that, and having vpdz i have three children were once in middle school i would want to know whether or not my children were deciding to engage in sex jail activity what i can concerned yes, but i would be worried out of my mind but want them to the save that's what we all want and that's what we're heard here tonight
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i don't want to tell you that it will tnot be your children but e know that is only 5 percent of our middle school population do we want to be 10 percent absolutely not but we feel having unprotected sex can possible mean life or death and so we're very, very concerned
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ivy that there is sometimes that our children will not tells you i'm grateful we have health care professionals they must contact to assess done dumps in middle school and to is we're encouraging that is a complete lie all of us here today will not encourage the middleers to engage but we know that is
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happening so we're going to talk about to the children about that the best prevention for the parents to talk to the children the children trust you and look to you for guidance as you said at the podium they said that children are our future they absolutely or so i'm also going to do is going i don't that a planned parents truck a good idea present and better idea for children to get a hocking professional and have a private conversations with that health care professional about the consequences of engaging didn't sexual activity so i'm tovpt say in closing we've monitor this policy we will evaluate the impact and i
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want you to be assured we'll bring that back again to the board after we've done a year of testing and prelims but you should be aware that the district are going to oakland one of them and not seen higher rates we were trying to keep our students safe we're trying to keep all the children save and this might not mean our child will be part of the program he probably think your child will not be part of projegram but ca deeply about all the students and want to keep at 5 percent of the students they say and sexually active we want to keep them absolutely safe thank you. >> questions or comments from the board seeing none,
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ms. fewer. >> yes. mr. haney ms. mendoza-mcdonnell dr. murase ms. norton mr. walton and ms. wynns 7 i's. >> (clapping.) thank you. >> move on to authorization to grants or the alternated deny theodore roosevelt charter academy there is a motion that has been seconded on january 12th and mr. superintendent please introduce your designee to roared thank you president haney michael davis to please come
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forward. >> thanks subject the roams for the theodore roosevelt high school renot to my knowledewal t or deny theodore roosevelt the whereas code section the theodore roosevelt charter academy incorporated submitted a petition for renewal ever theodore roosevelt high school charter academy to the san francisco unified school district and whereas pursuarude cal education the board of education the district received a petition an january 12th and whereas district shall ply with the action on the petition as required by law and the whereas the board of education should consider the level of public support and review the information received with
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respect to the petition including the spofs dominates and warrior you've issued a report and recommendation to the board of education regarding the review the petition therefore, be it resolved shall grant the petition subject to the requirement and so forth by law all right. public speakers thank you for your your cooperation and
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(calling names) >> you thank you. the best thio hear in the students i thank you for allowing us to come before you my name is dr. alive the president of the theodore roosevelt academy as the name and it is an honor to speak on behalf of the theodore roosevelt high school charter academy as a educator i've always wanted to be many a public space that is desolated to the development of the students a public is for all children and by very existence that all students can learn and that a high quality education is
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at the reach of all students theodore roosevelt high school is such a school clips and compassiona examination is practiced by teachers and students one can visit any day and time and as you open up the classroom door of every classroom you will be met by teachers teaching and students leefrn pr this is true of all classes all day, all the time a substitute teach once remarked how happy you are students were how eagerly they began each day and redundantly they left at the end of the day it is a place of marvel and transformation when taking a common core opportunity to learn moultiple turns out to keeping you inform
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excel and multiply opportunities to care the variety include immersion and the arts and athletes both and books and more books multiple culture and supports for english los angeles learners and writing across the curriculum and special education inclusion and performances and academic promotiojects and star practices extending gratdes and more i'm happy i'm happy, happy to be included in the tech community i've happy to have the opportunities to credibility to the future of the student and increasing the skir scholarships of the teachers tech is a good place for students and teaches and a good place for parents tech deserves the chapter to be
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renewed and good for san francisco and partner with san francisco unified school district thank you. >> (clapping). >> hi my name is mckenzie and i'm a student from theodore roosevelt high school academy charter i've been a student there since third grade not in 8 grade and beyond ready for hill identification enrolled from go willie brown, jr. nevada any mother suffered a leveragi life-changing stroke he critique at tech i am glad i have caring adults in particular my city hall counselor on a weekly basis meet up with
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the counselor and she helped me through stress with art i know that any kid can come to the counseling department and get as much help as needed i'm a student at tech can and tena correspondent be prouder about that i love. >> i've been going to theodore roosevelt abstinence - it is a wonderful friendly experience it encourages students to find out what they're passion it includes the virtual arts and dance and
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music it helps to shape wheno im and ms. sharp the music teacher has helped me i know what i want to pursue and in addition, we have teachers with pe teachers assistants is program where students tutor others students such obamacare test papers this develops social skills and maturity we have pe as well and encourage an open doors to many students who want to join the sport team for example, our success scorch developed their skills and hopefully an engagement team and students are challenged by perplexed subject and studying like the based project students
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found out iowa they're curious about in a way that is out of boxes at efld e 2e8d the staff helps the students to experience what their emphasisic about it opens their arms and giving us helpful advise in chief of poliachievin thank you. >> (clapping.) good afternoon board members i'm christopher mary been at techa since kindergarten and the teachers are dedicated to us to the teachers i really like are ms. come back and mr. tony's like ms. cook she is helps us to understand and she's a fun teacher but expects that us to do our pebble best and i like
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the gentleman he is dedicated to making sure eight graders are also he cares about everyone futuregentleman he is dedicated making sure eight graders are also he cares about everyone futu future. >> hello, i'm been an techa since third grade and currently in 8th grade ready to dwraut i didn't like it at first but not knowing how fun it could be and the teachers introduced the reading program the participaro introduced me with exploring books ever since then my grades went if it weren't for tech he wouldn't be ready for high school. >> hello, i'm steve i've been
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going to tool in the tool shed tennis the third grade and now in the 8 my teacher taught me many skills and i appreciate arts in ways that is important i'll never forget the projects everyday he looked to whatever project i was never - excuse me. another class i that changed me was music i was not interested in making music the music teacher taught me to play the guitar i this ought that was a difficult instrument she taught me how to play the guitar in two weeks the visual the arts program brought me here today.
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>> i've cabin american people tell the jury can for 6 years the thing i love how the teachers will help us to be sketch for example, my eight grade math and conceives teacher handed the section process report and missing work he made an exception and allowed us to make up the missing work on a friday, he had to grade them over the weekend so super bowl was on had our papers and he showed me how much the teachers are committed and the gentleman holds the morning and afternoon tutoring groups to understand the concepti they're all truly committed to making sure we understand. >> (clapping.)
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hi, i'm sandra and reading a letter on behalf of the legal chair that went to bed my name is libby and in the figured out grad theodore roosevelt what i like about techa i get to learn and have fun we are respect each other and learn how to be fair and taught me to be a good friend my teachers teach me what i need to learn and help me get a great education a techa has helped me be a better student when i grew up i want to be a veterinarian and helping animal techa will help me my favorite subject is math it helps me know how much medication to give the sick animals thank you for listening to how much techa will help me and my friends and i
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give back the future graduates of techa thank you. >> and just for my own comment tech is my family and second home they've made my kindergarten into the 8-year-old he is and he's amazing thank you. >> (clapping). >> we have two nieces that go there and the year before 3 envelopes that went through and tech can is a good school the staff works together with the families and they do everything they can to help the families to make sure the kids are learning what i really like is after
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school not opening the doors they get to know the families that but that the kids and not let random people pickup their kids they see the parents and guardians and it is just really good when i have my 3 my first one that was the one that spoke she went to a private school any neef nephews went to tech la my niece was for advanced i made the change and glad i did i have all 3 of them there thank you. >> (clapping.) good evening members of the board it is a pleasure to see
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you there are faces not here 5 years ago i'm christine christopher's is my grandson and other grandson they bougth have been there since kindergarten and on the honor roll i'll say since third grade it didn't starting until fourth and honored tomorrow they cathedral for being on the honor roll but tech has made changes in 5 years use to walk into them and pirate in an application and your combrofld now have you to stand in line that's down the street and around the corner on delores if you want your child to go to the thirds grad so tech la has made schwarzenegger pretty good
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advances and thechwarzenegger p advances and the and thed t thehwarzenegger pretty good thearzenegger pretty good tnegpe - but 5 years after talking to the members of the board couldn't talk and i guess the lord saved me to come before you again 5 years later but i want you to know that this is a very thing when you look at the camaraderie of the warriors that is the camaraderie i didn't have theodore roosevelt we have teachers who were there 5 years ago and new teachers but you'll be amazed as to the camaraderie that those teachers have this
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account one doesn't - he's jazz up to talk about techla this staff wiis with my children mor than i am i don't think about when your child wiis with a teacher from 8 to 3 is all day long or long i feel sad to hear a parent cry because of way the child is treated at the school i don't have any problems and he state sat there wanting to cry on things that you take things for grand when i drop them off i don't have a second thought they'll be taken care of and they know they're feeling their concerns - overwhelm to start crying
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i'm sure the board will took advantage of the techla and that we are proud of the unified school district and please welcome us again for another 5 years (clapping.) >> we have the last two speakers to speak as quickly as you can. >> good evening. i'm andy a teacher for 11 years at theodore roosevelt charter academy and the units vice president and i wanted to speak on behalf of the teachers it's been a journey we're very, very excited to continue we've worked collaboratively with the families and with the administration in implementing the common core i can't speak for the advancement enough as my students and i have 1, 2, 3 choices but 5 choices it is a plower 2 students were chronicling if 45 institutions i
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was workindering what i of the going to say and one of the students contact you want you to understand this school we talk about caring and go types of caring aesthetic caring and authentic from the parents and the children i can guarantee the parents feel the is that you and the theodore roosevelt charter is caring and thank you for your support (clapping.) thank you, sir. >> last speaker thinking about it you don't have to its been late it's all right but we'll end public comment and thank you, everyone for staying late comments from the board superintendent. >> ms. fewer. >> yes. so i had the pleasure of putting in a couple of hours
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at theodore rooseve theodore rl through when they presentedism from the charter conditionthing undergoing changes it was a good move they've create i think a very, very fine school and, in fact, i was surprised to learn they have premised a dual language program with a lot of integrity and thought and outlets stay true to the mission of serving english learners so it is commendable i went into ahf all the classrooms and spent time with the staff and appeared into the classrooms and saw the students engaged in work and will find everything he saw
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(clapping.) it was great. >> yeah. >> it is you know it is a really wonderful piece of property we own but this is put to good use it is excellent i matt han mean a big piece of property there was construction there 4 yrlgz years a a difference student body i think that 100 percent of their teachers are credentialed no turnover with the teachers and retain their students they're a very low spengs suspension rate k through 8 they've grown since one and 4 students but feel like they've got sdrigd and every student are happy and i love the reading rooms and the fact that the principal was also compluk a
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reading group and teaching a class a cohesive staff so i'm happy to rye this contract >> commissioner wynns you know what occurs to me we ought to have public schools bring our kids in and say their parents this is what we love about our schools because the message that gets accepted on charter school apartment and members of the board of education honestly most of them not sitting here but crosswalk some stayiaying off, know, i support those charter schools because the parents love them and the prelims the pub
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private schools don't love them that's not the truth but sort of one of the purposes of honestly of the not necessarily i don't mean to apply not the parents but the teachers the politicians and the economists that are behind the privatization of the public schools a escape for people so i just wanted to say that i have to say i've said is that before i'm never good evening to support the schools it, too been so much disadvantage from this school over time i'm happy this the schools are doing well but it is you know there are rectifies the school board school distrikkt*
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because that was like i know this board and it's wisdom decided to grant the charter 4 years ago but this board i know it was literally blood, sweat, and tears that had the board face up to the onslaught of people from all over the country and the results a charter which 15 years ago, i guess we didn't want made a deal for the state to take in my opinion if the state wanted to still do that i want to say one other thing all to say have a discussion about what we mean and what when we say when we have people say i understand you can say whatever we're partners with the school
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district but that evemeans we g our property we get our students and you know your force you the school district to do certain things required by law whatever we think of so you know, i guess i'm looking forward for a different terminology we should be i think that is offiurself that the boa will grant the charter i think we should at sometime when we haven't done in a long time gnaws bylaw it easier to put that off we should talk about - what we believe charter schools and what we believe their impact i think that is easy for people to get up and say oh, i know this was a great thing and it is - honestly, when people say
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we're part of sfusd i think yeah. your the enclosed part that something else made a decision this is about how many schools and where they should be and privately managed and governed so i - this is you know it happens once every 5 years i'm sorry, i canned not say what i believe and think about this i thank everyone for coming togeth tonight. >> all right. roll call vote. >> thank you ms. fewer mr. haney ms. mendoza-mcdonnell dr. murase ms. norton mr. walton no ms. wynns. >> no 5 i's. >> all right. congratulations
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thank you the following of resolution were there is a motion that has been seconded and were forward to the same committees rules and ad hoc personnel for the recommendation so wait a second if folks time to be leaving the room we're continuing with the meeting so i will take each with an individually and the reading by the designee to the first is it board policy personnel drug and alcohol free workplace a committee report from rules and from personnel and labor >> i'm good i've been able to finder this one of you are on both committees i mean, i'll
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give a short summary of what we were told and the board and the committee recommended the board pass all the policies this one is a completely in any policy one that we didn't have before required by federal law one of those areas up to now not go do funds u influences anything else mechanical anything else /* we need to report. >> the drug and alcohol free workplace. >> general council hope. >> the one thing to add to the commissioners report the committee did suggest and request minor revisions to 3 of the policies whenat i realized
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those provisions have not yielded made it into the packet and not available for the board or members of the public so when we hit those 3 policies that were recommend for changes i'll advise those to move those to the next before meeting and we can remain transparent. >> no changes to the policy i want to say that so board policy is drug and alcohol free workplace the requested action adopt the board policy for the drug and alcohol free workplace for a safe environmentalist ms. hoe repeat which ones we'll not consider. >> 6 on tonight there be no changes to drug and alcohol free workplace and no changes to the next one that is 4040 no
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non-discrimination of employment and there were changes to 4033 the lake shotgun we'll ask you to rove that to the next meeting there we're a wouware changes t sexual harassment to the next meeting and no changes to 4040 employees of technology and finally, the last policy for one thousand concepts and rules and organizations no policies a minor change to that we'll be asking you to move that. >> to move that to the next meeting a meeting. >> so we'll take off tonight. >> okay. >> and just fillmore in 40 to insert u.s. did you have occasion before office of civil
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right. >> undinto our recommended acn but not the policy. >> does that scare you. >> it didn't appear if the superintendant proposal i intended to highlight it but can powerful that as well. >> it is just a short clarifying phrase i don't think anyone liv. >> in which one. >> 4040. >> 4040 will stay on but the requested action the last line u.s. department of justice will be inserted before office of u.s. department. >> so commissioner norton a clarifying request. >> no, i had a request will those policies came to the personnel committee we were told they've been amended and the rules committee and we didn't have the amended version in
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personnel committee that makes it hard for the committee to take them up the first time e. see if we amend the committee meeting to get the amended versions but point als >> the ones we looked at we
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looked in committee but knowing which had an amendment. we took them up. >> i'm just asking if the resolutions are amended in committee, then they should get the amended version. >> i take your comments. we can discuss that at the committee and if they decide to move forward because the changes are so minor. i understand the feedback. >> all right. if i may just make one comment on that, the issue has to do with the scheduling. the personnel committee was one or 2 days after
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>> we have some of the answers here and some of the answers maybe directed towards staff and not necessarily directed at the school itself. if it's something we can explore further in the rules
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committee, for example, what would be appropriate if we were to impact this further and address the questions that the board members have raised here in full. >> so, i think that if it would need to be discussed in committee, and i'm not sure rules committee is the appropriate committee. so i would just say if you are asking, i think we are going to have to bring it back and answer to commission norton's concern about charter schools establishing their enrollment policies and preference. their enrollment policies and preferences are established in the charter petition and what we attempted to do here was to make sure the changes they wanted to make were in conformance with code and
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specifically with the requirement that district residents take privacy over anything when it comes to establishing extensions and preferences. >> we are under no obligation to do what they want to do. if they want to modify the petition, we still have to vote on it, right? >> yes. >> i though we did establish preferences for gateway. so i'm not categorically opposed to that. so i'm really, it's like i think a deal breaker for me. >> i am inclined to take this to committee because i don't think we are able to address all the issues because we don't have all the data. unless you want to bring this to a full vote. i don't know if you want to address this?


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