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eliminate all of the add backs. are you not doing that this year? >> we are not proposing to eliminate any funding toward services this year. we are proposing to meet our 12- 13 budget target through savings left in grants as well grants, as well as department work orders. supervisor wiener: is it your sense that the department has moved away from that philosophy, or is it just happenstance? >> we are fortunate that the target is so low. it is sad to say that $1.4 million is low, but in comparison to previous years where we had to make budget cuts of up to $6 million to $10 million, this seems doable. in terms of a policy conversation for restorations or
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augmentations for budgets, we can definitely engaged in that conversation. i think that within the charter mandate there is a three-year planning process. we set out our funding priorities and, as a result, we really rely on that policy to guide funding during an supervisor wiener: -- funding. supervisor wiener: when the board of supervisors may repeatedly add back in for a repeated priority, it probably sends a particular message to the board, budget parity as policymaker. i just wanted to put it out there. at some point, a pattern emerges. supervisor chu: thank you. a quick question.
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given the news that we have seen on the joint report, did dcys receive an additional allocation? i imagine that it did, in the amounts that get allocated. >> can i just say that for us, we are basing the presentation today and what we submitted to the mayor's office in february. let's supervisor,hou childrense fund is a property -- sued -- >> supervisor, the children's fund is a property tax fund. it should lead to good news in the projections in the fall in the library preservation fund. i do not have those numbers at my fingertips, but could easily find them out. supervisor chu: ok, thank you.
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thank you. anyway, in order for us to meet our fiscal year 13-14 target, this is the first year of our department's new allocation plan, essentially this will have new grantees in programs. we will manage to make that cut, if at the end of the day we have to make that cut, or if there is growth in the children's fund we can make other solutions. but if we can make that target, it will be through the rfp process. in terms of the first year allocation plan, will the process for driving allocation plans be released in the coming
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budget year? >> after i finish my budget presentation i will give you a preview of the children's service allocation plan. supervisor chu: ok. >> so, this next slide, i wanted to show you a historical representation of the budget for the past three years and two years coming forward. as you can see, fiscal year-10 -- fiscal year 10-11, it impacted the budget. given the great news from our controller today, and the mayor's office, we are seeing an upward trend in the children's fund. we hope to see an upward trend in our children's fund revenue. supervisor chu: supervisor avalos? supervisor avalos: do you have the change in general fund support from 10-11 through --
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sorry, 9-10 through 10-11? the children's fund increase in the general fund, do you have any idea what that was related to? >> the number? but it was related to? -- what it was related to? >> in 9-10, it was 20, the next year it was 28.5. generally supported by the board of supervisors. and then in 9-10 for children's fund it was $47.2 million, the next year it was $41.4 million. we have seen a decrease in the children's fund that was probably because of decreased property values. does that offset the decrease in property tax?
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is that essentially what was determined? i do not remember. >> so, in fiscal year 10-11, the department, we had to make some severe cuts to children's services programs. because of that decrease it was a devout -- desire of the board of supervisors to prioritize children's services. we were able to offset the children's fund deficit cut restoration to our budget. >> that is correct. >> in this slide i just wanted to show you what our total budget was for the department. it totals $120 million.
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this includes $40 million of the sfufc past use funds. you will see that our department may show $120 million, although we do not program all $120 million, it is the $120 million minus the $43 million. this is the actual breakdown of the budget without school district transfer funds. as you can see, children's fund continues to be the largest portion of the budget. childrens fund continues to decrease slightly, augmented with state and federal grants. as you can see, those are staying consistent. this is the breakdown of our budget by category. the main point for this slide is to show you that the bulk of
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our funds continues to go to community-based organizations, approximately 66% of our budget goes to cbo's. 27% of the budget goes to department to work orders to provide direct services to children, and families. a 11% goes to operation support. operations support includes things such as evaluation and assessment, capacity building and technical assistance for our community based organizations. so, that concludes the portion of my budget presentation portion. i wanted to take the opportunity to share with members of the budget and finance committee our children's services are 2013- 2016 children's allocation plan. unless there are any questions?
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>> [inaudible] >> so, one of the key provisions of the children's amendment, the charter amendment that increased the department, is for us to have a three-year planning process. last year, many of 2011, became before the board of supervisors to present our community needs assessment, which is a process where we went into all 20 neighborhoods in the city and prosecuted stakeholders in different providers, getting them to assess the need within the city for children, youth, and family services. we are in our second year of that planning process. over the past several months we have also gone out to our community and key stakeholders to discuss what we should do with all the identified needs that we found within the community.
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within the past several months we have presented at various community meetings, particularly within the department, the outcomes of those planning processes. so, we have now created our children's services allocation plan. we will not talk to and present this plan to five commissions within the city. the department of public health, humans -- human services agency, probation department, as well as the youth commission, to vet the plan yet once again. we will come back to the board of supervisors for approval of the final plan. when dcy started building this plan, we wanted to set key guiding principles. i wanted to address the supervisors questions around what guides the allocations. these are the principles that we
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believe our court to supporting children's services in the city. and we want to memorialize all of these principles in our document. particularly at a time of finite resources decreasing or perhaps even increasing, we want to be able to go back to these principles to guide us through those decisions and how we allocate funding. so, these are the four guiding principles with a mind based on what is working. honestly, it is continuity of services. if we can continue the great work we are doing through our partnerships with public sector entities, as well as our community based organizations, drawing on data to make sure that we are doing makes sense. we continue to use a primary lends to look at the work we're doing. one of them is by age,
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primarily first in five. school-age, five years old to 18 years old, and then transitional age use of 18 to 25. looking at our work through the lens of neighborhood to make sure that we are clear that when we talk about services that are citywide, ought to be sure that we are also clear when we are talking about services that are concentrated in to specific neighborhoods. finally, to look at our work through the lens of risk factors. some of the children in the city have higher needs, such as the needs for children who have disabilities, lgbtq youth, homeless youth, english language learners, and undocumented immigrant youth. the third principle is to champion strategies that events
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that. we want to invest in proven approaches, drawing on our successes to date, to make sure that we leverage the expertise already within the community. finally, we want to focus resources where we have maximum leverage and impact. that means we need to continue to partner with public departments and community-based organizations. supervisor kim: can i ask a question? basing it unavailable areas for data of greatest need, do we have census data about where kids 70 -- 0 to 17 are living? with a breakdown of other needs? >> part of the planning process for this creates what we call it an in-depth need, which i can show you, as we have an index of
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needs broken-down by zip code. children population is page 9. and -- so -- >> [inaudible] >> so, this is just a pictorial representation. the darker colored areas show the highest need in the city. the lighter ones show the lowest need. the need matrix that we use is comprised of a children's population, as well as data from the human services agency, data from the school district, as well as census data. what took the data from the
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census -- supervisor kim: through what used to -- do you determine need? >> median income, referrals, school district graduation rates, and total population. supervisor kim: wou. -- wow. >> actually, this is the document i was looking for. the colors represent both the number of kids and the need of each child. the kids get waited. on a certain level. the neighborhoods get waited. >> [inaudible] supervisor kim: \ / \ / \>> it t is ranked by need, but i can
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share this document. basically, the tenderloin neighborhood gets 38.79 out of a point system of 60. it is pretty high for bayview. so, bayview is 73.61 in terms of indexes and need. this is out of 100. supervisor chu: i think that that would be helpful for us to get a copy of. that is information we are all interested in. i wanted to comment, in terms of the map of being put up earlier, i am not really pleased, but i am glad that there is a recognition that there is a need in sunset. we have long been talking about the seven kids out there, the folks that do not really get the
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services. ironclad to see that there is a recognition of the level of need. supervisor chuthere are actuallf children out there. supervisor cohen: i have one more question, that i am done. i am glad that we are able to use data to map out needs it, it is incredibly important as we branch out future funding as the cycle comes up to allocate where needed. i assume that we're working closely with a school district, just making sure that we are enhancing and leveraging as well. i know that it is often hard for agencies to share information and i am curious how you called data from page essay, being they were able to do that, was that
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less of an issue? how do we work out the kinks in data sharing? >> we still are. for the purposes of building the index of need matrix, this is just large, high number data. in terms0 of the school district, we are highlighting a data sharing mlu, which is exciting, because for the first time our providers will be able to get access to -- not specific, private student data, but things like their homework in school attendance, perhaps they're great in that classroom, which is crucial for us to go back and support them in, in getting them ready to learn and attending school, the core goals for us. supervisor kim: i would love to
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continue to hear about the work. it is so important that we are able to share data. be used to have hearings on kids in multiple systems and how challenging it is for adults to share information on the same children so they can more effectively serve them. i'd like to hear more about how we can continue to do that and that there are a number of privacy and legal issues around that complication, with what we can do is a city to get that telling. supervisor chu: thank you. supervisor wiener: -- supervisor cohen: thank you very much. the index by indeed, the data is very pronounced. and that speaks volumes. i wanted to hear from you a statement of assurance that the data that you have collected will drive your department's policy priorities, as well as
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your funding priorities. >> yes, 100%. that is the reason we even went through a very arduous process of putting that they did together in collecting information, it goes back to our guiding principle. we want to make sure that we create services and activities that really address the needs of our highest paid children. at the end of the day, we want all of our children in san francisco to be ready for school. supervisor cohen: thank you for your work on that. i believe that anecdotally, living in the neighborhoods in the southeast sector, you know the story. you see it every day. the data helps to quantify the need. but, you have been the director of this department for a while. we know the anecdotal story.
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help me to understand why we are still in this precarious situation. >> i think for a number of factors. just for bayview and district, no surprise to you, supervisor colin, district 10 is a changing district. all of san francisco is changing. demographics are changing and we need to make sure that we use data to help guide our funding services and the types of programs and activities that our children would be. so, data is one thing to help guide the conversation. the other thing is to use data to help guide our work around our community-based organization. to help ceo's understand what types of proficient developments they need or what types of capacity building they need to then have the skills and the
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curriculum, or the types of programs necessary to meet the needs of the kids. i think that without this level data, we would not know that there is this changing demographic, although we know that anecdotally. the number is helpless to have those conversations with our cbo partners. supervisor cohen: madam chair? supervisor chu: just moving on to the next -- >> just moving on to the next slide, i alluded to this already and i do not think i need to go back again, but in the charter we are mandated to lead four broad goals. cooper children are healthy -- goals. children are healthy, ready to learn in contribute to the growth and vitality of san francisco. however, we strongly feel that
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in order for us to strongly change the life of a young person so that they can become sustainable adults, we really need to emphasize the ready to learn goal. in the last allocation plan, be called out that particular goal as the one we wanted to focus not only our resources, but all of our thinking and partnership around. that is why you saw our theme to be in much stronger partnership with the school district and city college, so that we can help try to make operation and really achieve this particular goal. in this slide, i want to show you how we in the department think about the strategies that we are going to develop to our young people from the first
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through 25 in the system. as you can see, these are strategies that are sequential in nature. in order for us to be able to help a young person from birth to 5 be ready to begin school, sari, in order for young person at the age of 25 be able to transition into adulthood, we need to make sure that they graduate from high school. we need to make sure that that high school student has a successful transition into school. that is how we are mapping ourselves against the stage groups. again, use development framework. we also acknowledge that a lot of our young people and families may not be ready to fully utilize all of our services, which is why we created
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something called foundational support. which is that second class bar their of family support programs, health and wellness, health and nutrition balanced protection services. these are the types of programs that we believe need to be available for out -- for all of our children as a foundation, so that they can then be ready to engage in our early care and education services. and these types of services. once again, i have already talked about this as well, but part of our departments of division is that all san francisco children, youth, and family are able to engage in a number of programs and services
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that we provide, but we do acknowledge that there are children in families in different neighborhoods that would need a more concentrated in focused support, which is why we created this graphic to show that all of our services are on the highest level available to all children, youth, and families. as we drill down into neighborhood needs and racial ethnic group needs, we want to make sure that our program services are more complicated. going down deeper into more targeted, individual levels, where we identified certain risk factors that we feel are barriers for our children to be able to go through their childhood and make a successful transition into adulthood. once again, it is another way for us to show that we are very intentional and that we provide services to meet the gaps of all
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of the children in the city. this next slide is our projection for how much money we will allocate in the competitive solicitation part of our three- year planning process. so, what we decided to do was go from our current base of 2011- 2012 budget and get a projection of, if for any reason our budget drops by 8%, this is how we will allocate our funds. if it increases, this is how we would allocate our funds. it has been -- i will spend a brief few minutes describing each of these service areas. very quickly, early care and education, the guiding the objective of the work is the
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belief that every san francisco child should reach elementary school ready to learn. the critical components of school readiness, which i am sure the director will elaborate on later, because her department is all about school readiness, is about physical well-being, emotional development, communication, cognition, in general knowledge, in just a general approach to learning. in this particular service area we want to continue to prioritize child-care subsidies for families, ensuring that our child care programs will have the resources necessary to provide high-quality services to our children. in our next service area -- supervisor avalos: just a question to the chair -- what is the amount of the subsidies for
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early childhood education? is that $3.7 million for subsidies? $6 million is for the professional was asian of early childhood work forces in an education credits? is that where most of that goes? >> and direct childhood subsidies alone are $3.7 million. supervisor avalos: these are subsidies? >> item number two, supporting the work force, that includes? >> it includes our quality system, including the wages augmentation program for preschool teachers the continuing education. supervisor avalos:


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