Since 1986 the generosity of Berkeley taxpayers has strengthened Berkeley schools and given Berkeley’s public school children opportunities for quality education which they would not otherwise have had. In return, the parents and community members who serve on the district-wide BSEP Planning & Oversight Committee have been vigilant in safeguarding the BSEP dollars, ensuring that the funds generated by the voter-approved tax measure are spent according to the terms of the Measure.
The P&O Committee, mandated by the BSEP Measure and comprised of representatives from
every school, meets regularly to:
- Review the implementation of the many aspects of the BSEP Measure, ranging
from Class Size Reduction to Music & the Arts, from Technology to Professional
Development for Teachers, and much more;
- Ensure that BSEP funds are spent in compliance with the Measure;
- Make annual recommendations to the School Board for the use of BSEP dollars.
Before BSEP funds are spent, spending proposals may be discussed in Planning & Oversight subcommittees, and then must receive two readings at the P&O Committee as a whole. After approval by P&O Committee, the proposals are sent to the School Board for approval.
The Planning & Oversight Committee also reviews the BSEP Year-End Report in early December each year.
The members of each school’s School Governance Council (and BHS BSEP Committee) are elected each September. The newly elected SGCs (and BHS BSEP Committee) then select their school’s Planning and Oversight Committee Representative. The P&O Representative does not need to be a member of the SGC, but does serve as a liaison between the P&O and the SGC. The term of office of the P&O Representatives is October 1 – September 30.
Serving on the BSEP P&O Committee is a great way to gain a district-wide perspective, and to learn about and weigh in on district priorities. Parents who are interested in joining the P&O Committee should speak with their principal or SGC Chair. Interested parents may also contact the BSEP & Community Relations Director at NatashaBeery@berkeley.net.
For more information about the School Governance Councils and the Planning and Oversight Committee, please refer to their Bylaws. Those regarding School Governance Councils are found here. The bylaws directly governing P&O are posted here.
For more information on BSEP, visit the main BSEP page. Or download the 2-page PDF describing BSEP by clicking here.
Planning and Oversight Representatives
Representatives for the 2015-16 school year can be found here.
Planning and Oversight Calendar
Live calendar can be found here.
BSEP Meetings & Events Calendar
Planning & Oversight meeting agendas are posted 3 days before the meeting. See listing lower on this page.
Planning & Oversight Committee Meeting Information
Planning and Oversight Committee meetings are held in Berkeley Unified District Office, 2020 Bonar Street, Room 126, Berkeley, CA 94702. The Committee usually meets on the second and/or fourth Tuesday of the month (once a month in the Fall, and two or three times a month in the Spring), from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. All P&O Committee meetings are open to the public. Interested parents and community members are encouraged to attend.
To receive the P&O meeting Agendas via e-mail, please contact the BSEP Program Specialist ValerieTay@berkeley.net.
Planning & Oversight Committee Meeting Agendas, Materials, Minutes
All meetings are held at the Berkeley Unified District Office, 2020 Bonar Street, Room 126, Berkeley, CA 94702 unless otherwise noted. Enter through the Addison Street door.
Additional meetings may be added as needed.
Planning and Oversight Committee Documents from 2016-2017
|April 27, 2017
|April 25, 2017
||Revised CSR and Support for Teaching Recommendation for 2017-18:
Teacher Template v4-20-17:
Summary of Proposals:
Library Recommendation for 2017-18:
Music, VAPA Recommendation for 2017-18:
|April 11, 2017
||Student Support Recommendation for 2017-18:
Appendix A – Family Engagement:
Library Draft Recommendation for 2017-18:
Music / VAPA Draft Recommendation for 2017-18:
Technology Draft Recommendation for 2017-18:
Impact of Teacher Librarians:
Minutes from 3/21/17:
|March 20, 2017
||Minutes from 3/7/17:
Deputy Superintendent Cleveland’s Second Interim 2016-17:
Budget Priorities for 2017-18:
Approximate RtI Service Scope for 2016-17 (as of 3/19/17):
BSEP Revenue Projection 2017-18 Revised:
Recommendation for BSEP Funds in HQ Instruction FY 2017-18:
- Appendix A – Teacher Template:
- TT Summary of Proposals:
- Appendix B – Professional Development:
- Appendix C – Program Evaluation:
Recommendation for BSEP Funds in Student Support 2017-18:
- Appendix – Family Engagement:
|March 7, 2017
||Minutes from 2/28/17:
P&O Member Availability and Interest Poll:
Corrected CSR Summary:
CSR FTE Planning:
Ed Services Budget & Goal Alignment:
Effective Student Support:
High Quality Instruction:
|February 28, 2017
||Minutes from 2/7/17:
Simplified 0841 Overview:
Teacher Template Guide:
Sample Teacher Template:
|February 7, 2017
||Minutes from 1/10/17:
2016-17 First Interim Report:
BSEP Measure A to E1 Allocation Overview:
BSEP Revenue Projections 2017-18:
|January 10, 2017
||Minutes from 12/13/16:
Program Evaluation Report & Summary:
Professional Development Report & Summary:
Parent Outreach Report & Summary:
Public Info Report & Summary:
Technology Report & Summary:
|December 13, 2016
||Minutes from 11/1/16:
VAPA Revenue and Expenditures Comparison Report:
Library Revenue and Expenditures Comparison Report:
Guide to Reading the Annual Report:
Revenue Summary 15-16:
Class Size Reduction Overview:
Class Size Reduction Report and Comparison 15-16:
Site Discretionary Fund Overview:
Site Discretionary Fund Report and Comparison 15-16:
Election, Diversity & Activity Report 16-17:
|November 1, 2016
||Minutes from 6/7/16:
P&O Calendar for 2016-17:
Talking Points for School Board 11/2:
Talking Points for School Board 11/16:
School Committee Member Survey Responses:
BSEP Measure Planning Timeline:
Key Acronyms & Terms:
Class Size Transitions and Comparisons:
E1 Resolution Summary:
Elementary Class Sizes:
Middle & High School Class Sizes:
BSEP Measure Changes:
Records from previous years can be found here.