4/4/2013 Meeting Minutes

SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

1150 Francisco Street, San Francisco, CA  94109

Room 210 at 3:30 P.M.

Location and Time of Meeting

 

School Site Council Meeting-April 4, 13

Present:
Jonathan Ring – Teacher/SSC
David Zeeman – Teacher/UBC
Michelle Moffett – English Dept Head/UBC
Claire Seigel – Parent/SSC
Stan DeBella – Teacher/SSC
Jackie Peters – Teacher/SSC
Johnson Ho – Student/SSC
Doug Page – Teacher/SSC
Brandon Tong – Student/SSC/ASB BUP
Andrew Huang – Student/SSC
Samuel Huang – Student CS/ASB
Loan Ly – UBC/Teacher
Marcus Blackshur – Prinicpal/SSC
Bettie Grinnell –Classified/SSC
Nancy Lambert-Campbell – Assistant Principal
Katie Pringle – Assistant Principal

1. Student presentation

A group of students and parents presented petition with over 700 signatures and letters of support for the position of college/intervention specialist. A number of students and parents gave testimonials in support of Mr. Harper. (It was noted after the presentation the student presentation included discussion of a specific person which is outside Roberts Rules of order).

2. Presentation of methodology for proportionally assigning the budget cuts

M. Lau-Smith gave an overview of the proposal to proportionally assign the budgets cuts to classroom personnel vs non classroom personnel. After the April 2nd meeting, Jonathan Ring, Doug Page, Lisa Warnke, and mele lau-smith worked together on the following suggested methodology to distribute reductions and add backs proportionately:

For the 2012-2013, the personnel budget
20% to non-classroom positions
80% to classroom positions
Table A: Total Budget for 2013-2014 is $8,648,139 (See Table 1 below)
WSF – $8,128,301
SCE – $382,569
LEP – $137,269
Table B: If we keep the same ratio for 2013-2014, then we should budget
$1,667,634 to non-classroom positions
$6,670,538 to classroom positions.

Total to be spent on non-personnel is $309,967 (See Table 1 below)
WSF – $162,566 (2% of WSF) – current year non personnel budget is $205,000
SCE – $75,000
LEP – $72,401

Also, remember there should be an extra $65,000 (give or take a few thousand) from AP money given in the fall, that would increase non-FTE spending to $448,360

Total to be spent on personnel is $8,264,779 (See Table 1 below)
WSF – $7,965,735
SCE – $307,569
LEP – $64,868
Table C: Keeping with the same 80/20 ratio of classroom/nonclassroom the amount suggested for personnel in “All Cuts” budget (See Table 2 below)
$1,561,748 to non-classroom positions
$6,482,213 to classroom positions.
Amt that could be added back to personnel in “All Cuts” budget if we keep the current ratios (See Table 2)
$105,886 to non-classroom positions ($1,667,634-$1,561,748)
$188,325 to classroom positions. ($6,670,538-$6,482,213)

Table representation of above information:

Table 1:

Funding Source Amount Personnel Non-Personnel
WSF $8,128,301 $7,965,735 $162,566
EIA-SCE $382,569 $307,569 $75,000
EIA-LEP $137,269 $64,868 $72,401
Total $8,648,139 $8,338,172 $309,967

Table 2:

Budget for Personnel “All Cuts” Personnel Budget Amount that can be added back to Personnel
Non-Classroom Personnel 20% $1,667,634 $1,561,748 $105,886
Classroom Personnel 80% $6,670,538 $6,482,213 $188,325
Total Non-Personnel 100% $8,338,172 $8,043,961 $294,211

D. Page: Motion to approve 80-20- split
M.Blakshur seconded

Discussion:
S.DeBella noted that the district has more funds available than it is currently spending. Based on the Union audit of district books, the district has $11milliion available that is not being spent.

J. Peters asked if there was any information on the classroom/non classroom split in previous years. The information was not available.

Vote was taken after discussion:

1 Abstention
10 Ayes

Motion passes

2. Classroom add back discussion:

The SSC reviewed and discussed department requests for increased FTEs. (Full Time Equivalents). There was a discussion related to the impact of cut to the ELD and English departments. The cuts will result in a loss of an FTE overall. There will be a loss of an ELD section which will be redesignated to the English Dept.

It was noted that social studies does not have 9th grade classes; so will have same number of students next school year so the department will not have fewer students due to lower enrollment as other departments will experience.

There was a discussion about the AVID department request for a .2 FTE. AVID program was cut a section last year. Due to this cut, the school did not offer enough sections to accommodate all of the AVID students in the 11th and 12th grade. This was very difficult for the students in the program. Fulfilling AVID’s request of .2 FTE will allow all of the AVID students in 9th grade to continue in the 10th grade.

D. Bella: Motion that priority for add back funds be to restore cuts and not add FTE to departments that are not being cut.
Seconded by J Peters

Aye: 2
Noes: 7
Abstention: 2

SSC members then made the following proposals for “add backs” to classroom personnel:

Proposal #1:
ELD/English: 1.0 FTE
Social Studies: .80 FTE
Math: .4 FTE
Proposal #2:
ELD/English: .8FTE
Social Studies: .8 FTE
Math: .4 FTE
AVID: .2 FTE
Proposal #3:
ELD/English: .6 FTE
Social Studies: .8 FTE
Math: .6 FTE
AVID: .2 FTE

Comments:
Proposal # 3 keeps class size and sections the same from this school year to next.
Social and English – both classes have a lot of writing so class size impacts work load for teachers

SSC agreed on voting process:
Any proposal receiving 6/11 votes goes forward.
If no proposal receives six or more votes, than the proposal with the fewest votes is eliminated and the other proposals are voted on again.

Proposal 1: 2 votes
Proposal 2: 1 vote
Proposal 3: 8 votes

Proposal 3 moves forward.

3. Non-classroom add backs:
The following proposals were presented:

Proposal 1:
Nurse
IT Tech
Counselor
ASB Prep
.1 FTE Librarian
Proposal 2:
Intervention Specialist
Wellness
Nurse
IT Tech Proposal 3:
Nurse
IT Tech
Intervention Specialist
.1 Librarian

Proposal 4:
Intervention Specialist
IT Tech
.1 Librarian
Journalism

Proposal 5
IT Tech
ASB Prep
.2 Librarian
Counselor
Wellness Proposal 6:
Intervention Specialist
ASB Prep
IT Tech

Proposals were discussed in relation to student needs, “bang for buck” (eg: district provides additional funding for counselor position if school site adds FTE, district provides partial funding for librarian), and comprehensive school offerings. SSC used same voting process as above

Proposal 1: 2 votes
Proposal 2: 0 votes
Proposal 3: 0 votes
Proposal 4: 5 votes
Proposal 5: 3 votes
Proposal 6: 1 vote

Since no proposals had 6 votes, proposal 2, 3 and 6 were eliminated and the following proposals were voted on:

Proposal 1:
Nurse
IT Tech
Counselor
ASB Prep
.1 FTE Librarian
Proposal 4:
Intervention Specialist
IT Tech
.1 Librarian
Journalism

Proposal 5
IT Tech
ASB Prep
.2 Librarian
Counselor
Wellness

Proposal 1: 2 votes
Proposal 4: 6 votes
Proposal 5: 3 votes

Proposal 4 moved forward.

Meeting Adjourned