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association of university of women that also presented on
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their statistics but also about the camp that girls are going to, but also invited representative [inaudible] in talking about how low the graduation rates in these areas are and that they look forward to their work force. where will they get them from. you know, we want that to be here, our students going on to college, continuing on in these career paths and being able to be a part of the work force. the numbers were just abysmal so we really need to up it if we want to have viable candidates for them to select from. it was pretty amazing how candid they were and the primary thing that they noted from their own self study within their own organization is that all of those folks that
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are working for them in their survey -- not one said that they had heard about the computer science field through /koupcounselor at their school. now, that's problem /ph problematic. no one had told them so it really is educating our high school counselors, or college and career counselors, our career tech education folks on -- these are viable opportunities for our students and we need to present it to them and find places to expose them to this because 75 percent of engineers say they come from families of engineers and so they need that exposure and we want our students to have that exposure. and that was our
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only topic and again it was deep and it was interesting and we had lots of different perspectives so again, i wanna thank the leadership for bringing this tommic and inviting the special guests to comment on it as well. >> thank you for that report. commissioner wynn from the budget committee. >> thank you. so we met last week. we mostly just talked about -- our deputy superintendent gave us an estimate that they would be recommending or trying /o -- we would be trying to find in our budget the ability to absorb
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about half to two-thirds of that so that one-and-a-half or two million dollars that we're adding that to our budget problem which is significant. we did -- we were lobbying on capitol hill and gave this list of the federal cuts that we have to both of our congresswomen's staff and they were very interested in having this and said they really didn't have any specificity or this kind of detail before so that was very useful to them. i did point out that cuts in ida or special ed funding are just direct cuts to our general fund because these are programs we cannot draw down, not that we would want to, but we simply can't. we must do all the same things, which means we have to find a way to pay for them. on
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the state budget things are looking a little better evening -- even though it's horrifying to say that. but the governor's budget released in january includes a 5 percent increase in prop 98 and of that the governor proposed to use about half of the new money to pay down defer /rals that we've been talking about for years. it's just a manipulation of the prop 98 guarantee and that's important for the public to know that that doesn't do anything to help our budget. all that deferal pay downs do
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is help the states budget problem and it's a math exercise for the state to say we're taking that money and using it to pay ourselves back for the way we have not been putting the cash out to school districts. so there are 1.6 billion dollars for implementation of local control funding formula. the governor's -- that's this years title for what we were calling weighted pupil funding last year. we were at least in support /th-f this idea and i'm sure you've read in the paper, but we should get information about that if the governor's proposal is implemented and passed, we will be among the quote, winners that will get more money because of high needs kids which is why we need
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it. so there is a lot of opposition to the governor /oes proposal because the majority of the school districts in the state will be losers in the distribution and so we have to pay attention to the politics and what's happening in sacramento. in the formula, in the local control funding formula, there also is currently a proposal that's a targeted [inaudible] fund or to go back a couple of generations of terminology [inaudible] money will be outside the local
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control funding formula. if that happens it's very good for us and our students, but we will need to be paying attention to that political discussion very closely in sacramento. we have some very important allies in that most of that money in the [inaudible] goes to los angeles unified school district. so we have a lot of work to do. that cover everything. >> that was excellent. if i could just make one announcement. i will be
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working together to put on a community briefing. the first of several this spring tonight at everett middle school. starts at 5 pm and we'll cover some of the same information that you just mentioned commissioner. >> and on the last /aeu /tphoupbgsment i wanna make is that the budget committee will meet next on april 2, is that correct? here at 6 o'clock. 3rd? april 3. thank you. >> can i ask a quick question of [inaudible]. are those community conversations on our website somewhere? if i saw somebody i could say go to the website and they'll be there.
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>> i believe so. this is the first one, but we actually haven't -- this is mostly being produced and hosted by coalman and we're gonna share the bill, but we haven't scheduled or other series of community meetings. we may engage with other partners to coproduce those as well and when we do have those date, time, locations we will certainly broadcast it widely, but i think our district efforts at promoting this particular event have been more limited and coalman has been doing more of the outreach. >> thank you. >> so that takes care of all our committee reports. i know a number of members of the board went to the council this weekend. in the interest of
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time i'm thinking instead of a report here, perhaps you can talk to the commissioners about the events or what you learned. is that okay that we do that? >> can i just announce when the next building and ground's meeting is? it's scheduled for monday march 18 and then we have a select committee scheduled for thursday march 21 -- march 21. and then can i make another announce /aeu /-pl ere ever and
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go to the mayor's office education you'll find applications for nominations in /kphaoeu these, spanish >> so the next meeting of the rules policy and legislation committee will be on march 20 and starts at 6:30. >> i would also like to announce that our second meeting in march is cancelled, so the meeting of march 26 will not take place and notice of cancellation will be posted. now miss williams, you have a
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small announcement. >> i just wanted to have it on public record to acknowledge the district staff, the families out in bay view on march 1 -- to me -- amazing they had 800 people turn out, father and mother hi members, students to go to the california academy of science and to me those are the kind of things that need to be acknowledged from the ground work up and and the participation of that many people. 800 showed up, district provided the bussing and i think we need to see more of that. and in terms of
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reaching the african american community an where we wanna be heading. >> that is definitely worth mentioning. thank you. >> any other reports are board members. >> i just wanted to congratulate [inaudible] new position of supervisor of district four. >> okay. item t, report of closed session actions. there are many of them. bear with me [inaudible] i'm /rae reading the closed session actions of march 25, 20130. the board of education approved [inaudible]
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and the board of /epbl case by a vote of seven is, approved the will not re/tphu
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new tragically killed on march 2 wheel walking home from her 17th birthday party. she is kind and highly gifted. and track team. her parents re/kw quest do nations be made to the l low el track and cross country team in public schools in sacramento cull any mating in our george washington she retired from the district in 2001. generosity enabled her
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to mentor scores of [inaudible] from 2004 until her death served as cochair [inaudible] for retired teachers and all retirees in the city of san francisco. she will be deeply missed by her husband, friends and the many more she touched with her work an various campaigns. also in memory of [inaudible] for over 30 years he was a gifted /toefper and counselor at [inaudible] earning a masters degree in counseling in 1990. he was always involved in latino
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community and [inaudible] express sin sheer -- sincere condolences to these families.
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(music) >> herb theatre,open rehearsal. listen to the rehearsal. i think it is fun for them, they see our work process, our discussions, the decisions we make. it is good for us. we kind of behavior little bit when we have people in the audience. msk (music) >> we are rehearsing for our most expensive tour; plus two concerts here. we are proud that the growth of
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the orchestra, and how it is expanded and it is being accepted. my ambition when i came on as music director here -- it was evident we needed absolutely excellent work. also evident to me that i thought everyone should know that. this was my purpose. and after we opened, which was a spectacular opening concert about five weeks after that the economy completely crashed. my plan -- and i'm absolutely dogmatic about my plans --were delayed slightly. i would say that in this very difficult timefor the arts and everyone, especially the arts, it's phenomenal how new century
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has grown where many unfortunate organizations have stopped. during this period we got ourselves on national radio presence; we started touring, releasing cds, a dvd. we continue to tour. reputation grows and grows and grows and it has never stopped going forward. msk(music) >> the bay area knows the orchestra. you maybe take things for granted a little bit. that is simply not the case will go on the road. the audiences go crazy. they don't see vitality like this on stage. we are capable of conveying joy when we play. msk(music)
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>> any performance that we do, that a program, that will be something on the program that you haven't heard before. string orchestra repertoire is pretty small. i used to be boxed into small repertoire. i kept constantly looking for new repertoire and commissioning new arrangements. if you look at the first of the program you have very early, young vibrant mendelson; fabulous opener and then you have this fabulous concerto written for us in the orchestra. is our gift. msk(music) >> and then you have strauss, extraordinary piece. the most challenging of all.
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string orchestra work. 23 solo instrument, no violin section, now viola section; everybody is responsible for their part in this piece. the challenge is something that i felt not only that we could do , absolutely could do, but i wanted to show off. i can't tell you how aware i am of the audience. not only what i hear but their vibes, so strong. i have been doing this for a long time. i kind of make them feel what i want them to feel. there is nobody in that audience or anywhere that is not going to know that
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particular song by the fourth note. and that is our encore on tour. by the way. i am proud to play it, we are from san francisco. we are going to play that piece no matter where we are.
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good morning, everybody. lots of people know each other here, wonderful. it will be a great day. welcome, everybody, welcome to san francisco. to some of you, welcome to the presidio, welcome to this absolutely gorgeous futures without violence center. i want to start by thanking futures without violence and esther solar for giving us this beautiful space to meet in today. is esther here? i haven't seen her. we'll thank her later. they made this space available for us. good morning, my name is me linda hague for those of you who don't know me. i was
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appointed by president obama a little more than two years ago to be united states attorney and it is my incredible honor to represent the president, the obama administration here in the northern district of california. welcome to the stop bullying summit. i'm a federal prosecutor so it may seem odd that here we are talking about bullying and we asked all of you to be here and i want to explain the origin of that and why this happened. you people, everybody in this room, has been involved in this issue and is doing incredible work on this issue and we were so honored to be a part of it and to meet with all of you and to speak with you about it. the origin is that as the united states attorney, the administration wants me, wants all the united states attorneys, to go out into the community. it's actually a very different role for the united states attorney is envisioned by this administration. this
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administration, the president, attorney general holder, they want the u.s. attorneys to go out into the attorney to talk to the communities in our district to understand what the issues are and challenges are and to do what we can to help, to convene meetings, to do whatever we can to help on behalf of the administration. and as part of that i welcomed that request that the attorney general made of us and the president made of us and as a result i've gone out into my community and my district goes from the oregon border to monteray, and i've met with all kinds of different people. we have 33 indian tribes in the northern district of california, most people don't know, and i've met with those people. i've met with the muslim community, with the siekh american community, with the lgbq community, with the human rights commission in san francisco, all kinds of people, and we talk about all kinds of things. we talk about things that are more common to the u.s. attorney. we talk about
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fraud and identify theft and hate crimes and civil rights issue and there's one thing that comes up in absolutely every conversation that i have had with people in the district, and that was bullying. and it really, it was, it's not surprising to the people in this room, i know. it was not surprising to me but it was troubling to me that in every community that i was meeting with, this was an issue prrp violence, harassment, physical, cyber, social, children on children, this kind of behavior is so disturbing and so troubling and so heartbreaking to so many people. even in this place, even in san francisco, california and northern california, which has got to be if not the most tolerant place in the country certainly amuck the most tolerance and diverse places