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this is where the power is. people are coming up and expressing communication problems expressing frustration with this scenario that is totally unrealistic. i would like to know where the power is with this board and with you? basically, we need to hear your voice. we need to hear on the radio in the news everyday. it has to be if we want to promote what we are doing here in san francisco. we are looking here to be the
leaders. just because the district amount hands over money and you ask them to decide how to skin their own hides. that doesn't mean they have autonomy or equity. people are coming to you to try to see if they can get a reasonable decision and definitely some powerful voices here about what we need to do as citizens, thank you. going to give you a snap shot and how we are working to close the achievement gap.
the second largest school and students we are working on now. those students are coming to watch. our population and i fear if we redouse our size, we'll limit the opportunities. we are looking at losing nursing time. over 50% will qualify for free lunch. i would hesitate to cut any services to washington. >> good evening, members of the board. my name is robert smith.
i have been a special education para professional. recognizing there are many people waiting to speak, i will be brief or try to. i just want to say that in the years i have worked in washington with an array of teachers and staff, i hope to mentor some amazing students. i am concerned that the proposed bunking et cuts are not passed. one of which is very bad. that's the better one. the other one would be absolutely cat strof yik. good staff, good faculty and talented students are now
stressed out by the uncertainty of our future. i urge you to try to keep somebody in the strong years. thank you very much. good evening, my name is peter gram. the special education department head. i'd like to speak directly to the issue of budget cuts that my be coming down to the state. on top of that, we have been told we are going to cut 200 students. i have a great deal of concern about that. currently at this point, we have been building all the teachers, training them on incluesive
practices. this is a very important component of what system will do. at this point, i would really urge you to do is not cut those 200 students. last year, at least seven or eight here right now have struggled to get the needs in his classes in an appropriate number so that our student needs could be met. our staff is willing and wants to be cluesive. we work really hard to receive this professional development as well. if we lose 200 students.
>> my name is tom. just want to say that washington is a great high school with really great facilities. it would be a tremendous mistake to cut 200 students out of the high school. i urge and hope all of you take in consideration that these 200 students please let them go there. thank you very much. >> good evening. i'm a freshman currently attending the high school.
i want to step up for my school. i stepped no the music wing. today, i continue to see talent that are music and drama. the election trif program that's show the potential of many students. i want to know if colleges look at us thank you. >> good evening, school board members. i'm a freshman. the reason i'm here. my education an everyone else's is the key to our own success.
i want to know if i can still meet the graduation requirements in the future. i want to take advanced placement. i don't know if they will be there when i am able to take them. approximately 35 students. one teacher can't provide for 35 individuals jo i am currently a proud freshman. what really impressed me was the opportunities offered. numerous languages and activities such as japanese,
dance and mandarin were offered. these drive me to work my full potential. this is more than just about us. i for one have sibblings who plan to apply for universities. we need to start thinking about more than just ourselves. their future and our future. >> i'm a parent and also on the psych counsel. i'm really proud of the kids here. they really did a good job. my son is a junior.
right. >> thank you. >> good evening everybody. i'm a concerned parent at brian elementary. >> i was here two weeks ago. my son's school did a pretty good job. it is really far for me to learn that teachers will concern. we don't want to help them with these kids. do they have the support of the parents are they capable? it is a really low per torm
answer school. it is coined of like we are there. a long time ago, they asked if i wanted to remove my kids from the school, i thought that was selfish. in time of crisis, you have to be a solution. that's not a solution. >> thank you. could we have the staff set up some mo williams mo williams mo williams > the board to go and meet with the families at bryant, please.