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off and just go into old habits. it is a lot like listening. really listening to watch what is going to emerge. i like this thing where you put your foot on his back. let's keep it. were your mind is is how you build your life. if you put it in steel or in failure, it works. that works. it is a commitment. for most artists, it is a vacation and a life that they have committed themselves to. there is this notion that artists continue to do their work because of some kind of the external financial support. if that was taken away, artists would still do their art. it is not like there is a prerequisite for these things to
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happen or i will not do it. how could that be? it is the relationship that you have committed to. it is the vocation. no matter how difficult it gets, you are going to need to produce your art. whether it is a large scale or very small scale. the need to create is going to happen, and you are going to have to fulfill it because that is your life. board of education for tuesday, thank you, please join me in the
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pledge of allegiance. >> all right. mr. superintendent i believe that there is an announcement? before we do the approval of the board minutes >> i would like to ask the executive director, scarlotto and a man that only needs a first name introduction. and i am like madonna >> could you come forward and read that. >> good evening, board and superintendent. and i just wanted to read that the tentative agreement between the district and the united administrators of san francisco, pages two through 14
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of the august 27th, 2013, agenda is being withdrawn for tonight. >> thank you. >> next we have approval of the board minutes. >> may i hear the motion from the june 25, 2013 and august 13th >> so moved. >> second. >> thank you. >> and you got to wait for me to say it first. any corrections? >> seeing none, roll call? >> thank you. >> mr. logan, on august 13th, only >> yes. >> fewer? >> yes. >> haney. >> yes. >> williams. >> yes. >> and norton? >> yes. >> item b presentations to the board of education, superintendent's report.
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mr. carranza. thank you, president norton and good evening everyone and i i have a few thoughts that i would like to share with everyone and listening in the public. last week we were honored to welcome our students back to the classrooms for learning, for the 2013, 14 school year. and i'm very happy to report that the students came back and you can hear the excitement in the air on the students that i visited that day. >> i did have the pleasure of visiting the sites on open day and i could not have been more pleased with the teaching and learning that was happening on the first day. i joined with the parents and children at gratan elementary and i saw so many signs that encourages the students to mroer including a garden to see how the water system works and an interactive computer, and
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ecology theme and tents inside of a classroom. and i also had the opportunity to be at the middle school where i saw the students in math classes using ipads. to supplement their learning and the ipads in their hands, they were taking a presurvey, so that we can do a pre, post assessment of how it is impacting learning this year. over 20 students, also i had the opportunity to meet with over 20 students at walenberg high school in various leadership roles at that school and i had the opportunity to meet with them and they shared with me their summer internships among the students that interned at kiaser and they also had the opportunity to tell me about how the teachers and the principal listened to their experiences and ideas and how they blocked together their peers for fun-filled student-led events. all in all it was a great day
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of learning on the very first day of school and we look forward to 179 more days just like those. >> right. >> and so, i also would like to make a few comments and i know that commissioner wynns ajournd the last board meeting. but today we had the honor of honoring the memory of educator ruth ikolaner who we mourned her passing on august 7th of this year. but today we had the opportunity to celebrate her life, at the golden gate park with a celebration of her life. it was a truly remarkable event. students performed, students sang a number of community members and family members spoke of ruth's life. and the universal feeling at the end of event is that we all walked away knowing her better than we had ever known her. for those of you who are not
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familiar with ruth, she was one of california's top sculptures in the first japanese-american sculpture in the nation to achieve recognition in a very male-dominated discipline. we will remember her of being the name sack of the arts of public high school here in san francisco, but she will also be remembered for extraordinary sculptures and several in the bay area including the japanese and american memorial and the an draoe afountain in san francisco. she was born in los angeles in 1926 and she and her family were sent to an internment camp alocalsing about ever long with others. they were moved to a camp in arkansas and showed a talent for art and continued to learn
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from other artists and she fostered and developed and nurtured a love for art but more importantly a love for sharing art with the next generations. 1982, she helped to build the school of the arts which was renamed in her honor a public school here in san francisco and from everyone's comments today, ruth was not only an artist she was not only a fine america in the greatest traditions of americans, she was a wonderfully dedicated family woman, her grandchildren and great grandchildren were there and her children, of course and we learned that she made an absolutely wonderful salad that there was a recipe there and we had many tales of her in her personal life and we all walked away knowing more about the name sack. >> i like to thank everyone for honoring a great american and a
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truly great san franciscan. >> thank you, superintendent. item c, we have recognition and resolutions of commendations, there are two. >> i would like to ask principal bennett lee to come forward to present the rave distinguished service award. >> good evening, superintendent carranza and members of the board and i came here tonight with high colleagues, and to present and to honor our music teacher and it is our pleasure and honor to announce the rave distinguished award recipient. and she was nominated for her dedication to students and the positive support efforts and the students, and she has
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worked for close to 30 years. vy personally worked with her for just about as long. and i, should not have wrote that part. one word that comes to mind when i think of her is passion. she sets high goals and expectations and there is ano nonsense approach. and they have them rise to the occasion and performing at the top of their abilities and takes music and performances seriously as she rehearses until she feels that it is presentable. she provides opportunities for students to shine. she coordinates events outside of school on her own time to give the news for the students, and to be able to proudly show case their talents. and i had the good future to have her ininstruct my own daughter at my school. she learned a few instruments and developed a love for music, and like me she can sing and she does it poorly with a lot of enthusiasm. [ laughter ] >> thanks to the just do it,
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that she instilled in her. here are a few more accomplishments that she is proud of. she is the confident that joined her in the beginning violin class years back has graduated this past may with a full scholarship to the juliard school of music. and the course was performed at the young youth and young youth arts festival every year since its inception and there are new records for the students and wrote in all of her classes and the school sites and that includes, sunset, and my own school. she has been a member of the (inaudible) for 30 years and she is currently the pta secretary and she is currently also the san francisco unified school district, treasurer that the instructors of music and all students at every school site where she teaches regularly, and she participated in the music festival, and the
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talent competition and so this is a thank you. on behalf of all of the lives that you have touched and thank you for the future lives that you will enrich and the music that you help us all find. and i offer my congratulations and thank you again for all that you do for the district and our students and families, thank you. >> congratulations. >> got it. >> got it. >> oh, yeah, sure.
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>> thank you for that wonderful tribute. it brought tears to my eyes. sxim humbled and honored to be here tonight to accept an award that i actually really have a passion for. and the work that i do. and the enjoyment that i get from doing it, for 30 years, in this school district. and i know that many colleagues of mine, at the middle school, elementary and high school level could easily be standing up here and accepting such a nice tribute. now, when i was in the ninth grade i decided that i was going to be a music teacher and i had a ball doing it. some people say that i want to support the art, and other people do it. and i would like to thank the deputy superintendent and the superintendent, for the first time in 30 years, you picked up an instrument both of you and played in the pit orchestra and
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high daughter was in that. i like to thank all of you, i have seen you at everything, and to support the arts, making people like me happy that they are in that field. i would also like to thank, the team and john who has given me everything that i needed to be in this particular situation. and i would like to thank my principals two of which are here tonight and they are giving me the support and that give the staff the support and some of my students are actually here that were in my class and so thank you all and believe me, it has been my pleasure. [ applause ] >> thank you, very much. cindy. >> at this time, the next award is for a rave special service award, they are so special they don't just get one principal they get two. >> i would like to invite them
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to come forward present the award to jamie osorno. i have to say that we call him hami. >> sorry. it is a male. >> okay. well, thank you. >> and thank you very much. good evening, and it is my distinct pleasure to one, share the introduction, so thank you miss wong for allowing me to do so. he is an example of what we strive in san francisco to do and in terms of raising our students, to become strong members of our community, and go through our schools, and then, contribute back into our system and in working with the schools and in working with the community to some degree. and we started in san francisco. and pardon me. starting in san francisco in
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the real alternative program, and frankly worked his way up. he worked with the city, and was part of the crn. and when the students from the schools were having difficulties, well he knew him in the streets and he knew the families in the streets and he knows the community agencies and it was a constant advocate for years, went to school, at usf, to get his pps. and i worked with him with dr. scoles and he is probably one of the best atent ans that i have worked on set, diligent and working with the families and advocate and making sure that the students were on time but truly cared for so my perspective of working with him is just having the honor then to have him come and join me when i moved to downtown high school as principal. and he came on as counselor, and he has done an amazing job there and i will pass the baton
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to miss wong but truly is has been a pleasure of working with him over the years and the years of dedication that he has given to san francisco and our students. >> so, i am the happy beneficiary of mark recruiting him to downtown high school. when he first came to us, he came to conduct with our student assistance program. and to work with us on tru ency and the following year he came on boardwise a counseling intern and was working with us part time. and he worked at another school that i will not mention, the other half of the day. and so the following year we were very happy that he chose to come to downtown high school to be a full time counselor and he is in his 6th year now, at downtown high school and we had to argue about that, he told me it was five and i had to show him the numbers to prove that it was six years, by having a good time, time flies, and is he a wonderful economic
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counselor to our students and as mark mentioned, he knows the community, and he does home visits, he has connections in the community, where they come and give our students rides, when he takes them to the city college on an orientation and he has really built up the college growing culture at downtown high school. and revamping our whole college and career pathway, and organizing city college testing at our site and we have not had that for a long time and the last couple of times it was a full house, you know, we had 25 seats, in 25 students came to test. and he followed that up with making connections with counseling staff at city college so that our students have a home there and they come back to tell us that you know through him, they have connections at city college and they have a place to study and they have someone who can help them with books and so he is
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has just done a wonderful job at downtown high school and he has been a real pleasure to work with. and very quiet guy but when you get to know him he has a dry sense of humor and the staff have all learned that and looking forward to him, you know, developing his creative writing talents one day so some day you may be reading or hearing from him, and maybe he will write in his days of downtown high school and so let me present jaime orsono. [ applause ] >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> i say thank you, thank you for those words. and mark. and it is funny to be here because when we went through high school, i thought that i had nothing, or anything to do with school but somehow it
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finds you and you find your pathway. and you know everything that i have tried to do, you know, i always look at it as i am there to help, and i think that everybody that has come before me that has taught me. to be who i'm have had great teachers and mentors that have kind of taught me to be rooted in the community i have always wanted to walk with my head high, and i have been helping family and people here in the community of san francisco, born and raised in the commission district and getting the good honor for the families telling me that i helped their child, sometimes, but sometimes it is just here and sometimes it is you know, good advice and sometimes it is you know connecting them with something that helped them out. so, like i said, thank you for this and i hope to do this is just the beginning of what i can do and i said, that the downtown high school because we have great teachers there and it is great to sell the product that i have to the students, in telling me that this is another
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second chance for you guys and it is a great program to have for you to get a diploma, so thanks. >> >> thank you. >> congratulations. >> all right. we will now move on to item d. or student delegate's report. >> mr. logan and miss ly? >> i would like to introduce angelina way who was not here at the last meeting but she is the interim student delegate from marshal high school and returning sac member and she is a representative of last year. thanks for being here. >> and thank you. >> and i would like to introduce sal, our sat
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coordinator and he just jumped to the boat and he is friendly and really nice, and he motivates us to do well and he is really engaging. so, thank you for coming on board and helping us with all of these different things. >> [ applause ] >> and so this weekend was the sac, youth commission joint retreat and it was on saturday and sunday from nine to about 6:00 or 6:45. it was alt city hall and then on sunday it was down by pier 40 and we had guest teachers, a commissioner came and talked to us about sfusd and about how the board of education and the school district worked together on different issues and also
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that youth voice and how the youth commission and the student advisory council, sort of it is an opportunity for the youth to have the voice presented in san francisco. and also, the legislative aid, peter waterborne, who works for supervisor eric mar and he did a presentation on resolution writing which we are of course going to be using in the sac. this year. and yeah. and so, yesterday, we had our first, sac meeting at 5:30 with the dinner served and we had pizza. and during our committee discussion, we organized five different committees, the health committee, the curriculum, the budget, sac y and the youth boat committee and we are also sac elections on september 23rd for the student delegate and the sac
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cabinet committee and there was no public comment and we ajournd at 7:15 p.m. and the next meeting will be at september ninth, at 5:30 p.m. and welcome to attend. >> okay. >> yes, thank you for your report. and so i am wondering if you would not mind bringing that to the sac if there are a couple of volunteers that may want to work on the lgbtq issues that when we have the resolutions or things coming up with our health curriculum and those types of things that there be students that may want to take that on and sort of represent the student voice on that, that would be great, thanks. >> thank you. >> all right, if there is no objection, from the board, there has been a request to
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move on item r. is there any objection? >> so we will go ahead and move up item r. and may i hear a motion and a second on suspension of the rules to the resolution, urging the board of supervisors of the city and county of san francisco to pass the due process for all ordinance? >> so moved. >> second. >> thank you. >> roll call? >> mr. logan? >> yes. >> fewer? >> yes. >> haney >> yes. >> murase. >> yes. >> miss mendoza? >> aye. >> wynn. >> aye. >> >> and may i hear a movele and a second of the formal introduction of the resolution. >> so moved. >> second. >> and all right. vice president fewer may i hand it over to you? >> thank you, president norton, i would like to request that the committee members come to read this particular resolution in to the official record
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please. thank you very much. and you can come up to the seats right here. and so, if you would not mind first identifying yourself. and then the name and the organization and then we will hear the reading, thank you very much. >> okay. >> so, good evening, board members, my name is (inaudible) and i am the staff and we are the workers united an organization that focuses on organizizing young and immigrant retail workers and also here representing the san francisco immigrant rights and defense committee. >> and i am laura and i am an immigration attorney and we have been in the mission district for the past 20-something years helping latino immigrant families on a variety of issues. >> thank you for the consideration of the resolution in support of the due process ordinance xh is very much needed legislation that this coalition of 30-plus groups and
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advocates have been working on. we will read it as is. >> whereas the board of education of the san francisco unified school district recognizes the keeping families together including immigrant families helps to insure equal opportunity and success for all students, a recent study entitled shattered families highlighted the educational impact on children who are at risk of losing a parent to deportation and whereas the san francisco commitment to welcoming the immigrant families to our city has been under mind by the program known as secure communities known as scom which unfairly imposes the priorities on to the city and county and the biometric information of everyone arrested is transmitted to immigration and customs enforcement triggering a request to hold certain people in jail for extra time for deportation. these requests limit immigration retainers are based
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on the probable cause that a person is deportable. and indeed, they have been issued against u.s. citizens and whereas immigration is completely voluntary as clarified by the attorney general, and member ran um issued on december 4, 2012, indeed, other have declined to hold the people for extra time in jail pursuant to immigration detainers and scom and immigration detainers are wreaking havoc and causing 764 in the time since it was enacted to june 8th and up to may 2013. and scom under minds the public safety by des couraging them from seeking assistance because every arrest is a potential deportation, and they are afraid of cooperating with law
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enforcement. >> whereas the best way to submit the civic engagement is to create a clear division, and by declining to hold the people at extra time with no exceptions, the city and county will send a strong message that everyone should be treated the same. and whereas, the city and county of san francisco is home to the communities and is well regarded for its tradition of treating people equally, the due process for all will affirm the role as a national leader. the due process insures that everyone will be treated equally and they will not be held for tra time, due to the existence of an immigration detainer, and whereas, the board of education of the san francisco unified school district is mindful of its duty and responsibility to provide
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each child in the district, in the high public and free from conflict and intention, and to that end, the board of education, has previously passed resolutions supporting due process for immigrants. and such as resolution, number 9922 a2, supporting the restoration of due process to undocumented youth. therefore, be it resolved that the board of education of the san francisco unified school district here by urges all members of the board of supervisors as well as the mayor, to support and pass the due process for all ordinance introduced by supervisors avalos, breed, campos, chiu, cohen kim and mar and yee in 2013. >> thank you very much. >> are there any public speakers on this item? >> okay. seeing none, actually i should know because i should have