SFUSD Special Order of Business, Regular Board Meeting of June 28, 2011 at 6:00 PM, 555 Franklin St.
SUBJECT: Approval of the Proposed Flexible Use of State Tier III Categorical Program Funding for Educational Purposes (click agenda for details of proposed spending)
WHEREAS: The Enacted 2009-10 California State Budget, SBX3 4, Chapter 12, Statutes of2009 and subsequently enacted trailer bill, ABX4 2 (Chapter 2/2009) authorizes school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education to use funding received from the State for any of the Tier III Categorical Programs enumerated under Education Code Section 42605 (a) for any educational purpose, to the extent permitted under federal law; and
WHEREAS: The flexibility to use funding received from said State Tier III Categorical Programs for any educational purposes is authorized for five years from Fiscal Year 2008-09 to Fiscal Year 2012-13, inclusive; and
WHEREAS: As a condition for the receipt of said State Tier III Categorical Programs funding that may be used for any educational purposes, and as a condition for transferring these funds to the General Fund, the governing board of the school district, charter school, or county office of education as appropriate, at a regularly scheduled open public hearing shall take testimony from the public, discuss, approve or disapprove, the proposed use of funding, and make explicit for each of the budget items the purposes for which the funds will be used; and
WHEREAS: The governing board of the San Francisco Unified School District and the San Francisco County Office of Education did, at a regularly scheduled open public hearing on June 14, 2011, take testimony from the public and discussed the proposed use of funding (**Well Don, at least they acknowledge that you were there. Of course, there is nothing implied or suggested that they "listened"!**); and
WHEREAS: The attached schedules of State Tier III Categorical Programs reflect the proposed use of Tier III Program funding and make explicit the purposes for which the funds will be used.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Board of Education does approve the use of the flexibility provisions of the State Tier III Categorical Programs for Fiscal Year 2011-12 as permitted by the Education Code Section 42605; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the Board of Education does approve the proposed use of funding described in the attached Tier III Categorical Programs schedules, and has made explicit the purposes for which the funds will be used.