Friday, December 11, 2009

Sign-on letter in support of school food – for 12/15 Budget Committee Meeting

This from San Francisco School Food Coalition founder Lena Brook:

The SFUSD Board of Education Budget Committee is meeting on Tuesday 12/15 at 5pm (555 Franklin St.) to discuss the Student Nutrition Services department budget, among other items. I highly encourage those of you who are able to make it to voice your support for SNS. Comments will be limited to 1-2 minutes and talking points can be found in the letter below.

This item will be heard between 5:30-5:45pm.

For those of you who will not be able to attend the 12/15 meeting in person, please consider adding your name to this sign-on letter. My goal is to gather as many signatories as possible by 12pm Tuesday, so please circulate this to your school communities as well. I will send this to the entire School Board and to Superintendent Carlos Garcia on Tuesday afternoon.


Download of copy of the letter HERE.


  1. SNS is important. Funding for arts and music are important. Robust school site budgets are important. And instead of full financing ahead, we are all looking at massive cuts.

    I wish the budget process in SFUSD were a little clearer. You know, a power point or some interactive budgets to show how much money there will be for SY 2010-11, how much of that money is mandated for certain expenditures, what programs cost, and how much in cuts need to be made. It would help stakeholders advocate for their top priorities.

    I think it was the San Jose Mercury News that had a widget to balance California's budget last year. I wish SFUSD had a similar tool, just to help visualize and understand the horror that awaits us.


  3. I'd never let my kid eat school cafeteria food.

  4. @ 3:15 p.m.

    Good for you.

    Be thankful that you are fortunate enough to have that choice. I, too, am fortunate enough that I can feed my children how I see fit.

    But you need to get off your high horse and consider the rest of your community. Just even spouting your pompous opinion probably made someone else feel even worse about the fact that they have to depend on community support.