Community Conversations

The PAC plans, organizes and facilitates listening sessions on critical educational issues that impact SFUSD students and families. We collaborate with our community and SFUSD partners to ensure we capture the diverse voices of our families across our district. Please read below for the information on current and past conversations, including reports on what we have heard.

Community Conversations

PAC Community Conversations in 2018-2019

This school year 2018-2019 the PAC is participating on the SFUSD District-Wide Attendance workgroup to help inform the development of a plan to address chronic absenteeism. As members of this workgroup, we held listening sessions with parents, social workers and counselors to gather their ideas for solutions to the challenges regarding attendance. Stay tuned for more updates! 

In addition, the PAC will be leading community conversations as part of the SFSUD’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Task Force. This year is the sixth year of LCAP stakeholder engagement. Conversations have started (February) and will continue through the end of March. If you are interested in participating in a conversation or would like to bring the conversation to your school or organization, please contact pac@sfusd.educ. 

PAC Community Reports from Past Conversations

PAC Community Reports are generated through community conversations and additional research that highlight trends and feedback from parents and community members across the district.  The PAC makes a special effort to ensure that the voices of historically underrepresented groups are represented in these conversations as well.  Below you will find links to some of our highlighted reports:

LCAP Reports: The PAC, our community partners and district staff from the LCAP Task Force organized and led a series of conversations to share information about SFUSD’s existing LCAP, and hear participants’ questions, suggestions and priorities for the district’s revised LCAP from 2018-2019 stakeholder engagement.

Our Children, Our Families Report 2015: This report presents key findings from our community conversations held at SFUSD schools, with district advisories and community organizations and agencies working with SFUSD families. These findings are intended to inform the work of the Our Children, Our Families Council (OCOF Council), a joint initiative between the Office of the Mayor of San Francisco and the San Francisco Unified School District.

Report on Racial Equity in SFUSD: This report includes information from community conversations throughout SFUSD on how parents and community members perceive issues of racial equity in the district and what measures should be taken to address these issues.

Report on Restorative Practices:  SFUSD in taking a new approach in addressing behavioral and academic issues that arise in schools across the district.  These conversations asked parent and community members to give feedback on these new practices.

Report on Middle School Feeder Patterns: This report looks at new efforts in student assignment to address parent and community concerns around equity and proximity in middle schools.