PPS-SF Board Watch: June 6 @ 6PM Curriculum and Program Committee

posted Jun 6, 2016, 2:10 PM by Miranda Martin

Monday the Curriculum and Program Committee will meet at 6PM in the Irving J. Breyer board room at 555 Franklin Street.  Here is the agenda.


  • Action Items

    • Board Policy on Physical Education Requirements
      • policy would adopt the PE minutes required by the state ed code as minimum requirement - but still strongly encourage greater number of minutes recommended in SFUSD's PE Master Plan
      • would create an interim policy for 1 year allowing students in career pathways that require a 3 year course sequence, alternative schools or continuation and county schools to take PE as an independent study course

    • Math Placement Policy 
      • relates to state law requiring a fair, objective and transparent policy of math placement for students entering 9th grade 8
      • proposal would place all students into SFUSD CCSS Algebra 1 in 9th Grade. Students who completed SFUSD CCSS Math 8 with an F and scored "Not Met Standards" on the math portion of the SBAC would be provided additional supports before or after school or during lunch
      • students who can document that they have completed coursework covering all of the subject matter in SFUSD CCSS Math 8 and CCSS Algebra 1 (specific concepts are listed in the proposed policy) with a C or better would be eligible to take the Math Validation Exam. Students passing the Math Validation Exam would be eligible to take CCSS Geometry in 9th Grade. There will be at least two opportunities to take the Math Validation Exam - one in the fall within the first month of school. No exact dates set out in the proposed policy.
      • all students enrolled in CCSS Algebra 1 will be given a diagnostic exam at the start of the school year and based on this placement check will be given options for additional support or extension opportunities

    • Policy on JROTC
      • would allow students in JROTC to take PE as an independent study
      • would allow JROTC to count for PE credit under certain circumstances (related to content of program and qualifications of instructor)
      • would rescind prior board adopted restrictions on sources of funding that could be used for JROTC programs 

  • Informational Items
    • School Quality Index
    • Willie L. Brown, Jr. Middle School
    • Secondary Science
    • Summer Teacher Professional Development 
    • Secondary Schools and Vision 2025