§ 16.123-8.

ADJUSTMENTS

a.

In any year of this measure, if the joint budget report as prepared by the Controller, the Mayor’s Budget Director and the Board of Supervisors’ Budget Analyst projects a budgetary shortfall of $100 million dollars or more, the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors may reduce the City’s contribution to the Public Education Enrichment Fund under Section 16.123-2, and its disbursements under Sections 16.123-3, 16.123-4, or 16.123-5, by up to 25 percent; provided, however, that the City must pay back the amount deferred within the period from June 30, 2015, the last day of the term of this measure, and June 30, 2018, a date three years later, unless the voters extend this measure beyond July 1, 2015 or authorize a substantially similar measure at that time.

b.

Audit Recommendations. The Mayor and the Board of Supervisors may suspend the City’s disbursements from the baseline appropriations or the Public Education Enrichment Fund under Sections 16.123-3, 16.123-4, or 16.123-5 in whole or in part for any year where the Controller certifies that the San Francisco Unified School District or the First Five Commission has failed to adopt audit recommendations made by the Controller.

As part of the audit function, the Controller shall review performance and cost benchmarks developed by the School District and the First Five Commission in consultation with the Controller for programs funded under this measure. The Commission’s performance and cost benchmarks shall be based on the same performance and cost benchmarks as are required for other City departments, and on comparisons with other cities, counties, and public agencies performing similar functions. The School District’s performance and cost benchmarks shall be based on similar standards.

In particular, the Controller shall assess:

1.

Measures of workload addressing the level of service being provided or providing an assessment of need for a service;

2.

Measures of efficiency including cost per unit of service provided, cost per unit of output, or the units of service provided per full time equivalent position; and

3.

Measures of effectiveness including the quality of service provided, citizen perceptions of quality, and the extent a service meets the needs for which it was created.

The Controller’s audits may address the extent to which the School District and the First Five Commission have met their respective performance and cost benchmarks.

c.

Reserve Policies. The Mayor and the Board of Supervisors may suspend the City’s disbursements from the baseline appropriations or the Public Education Enrichment Fund under Sections 16.123-2, 16.123-4, or 16.123-5 in whole or in part for any year where the Controller certifies that the San Francisco Unified School District or the First Five Commission has failed to adopt reserve policies recommended by the Controller.

d.

Transfer and Use of Suspended Distributions. If the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors suspend City distributions from the baseline appropriations or the Public Education Enrichment Fund under subsections (b) or (c), the City shall transfer the amount that would otherwise be distributed from the baseline appropriations or the Public Education Enrichment Fund for that year to the Children’s Fund established in Charter Section 16.108, for the provision of substantially equivalent services and programs.

e.

New Local Revenues. The Board of Supervisors may, by ordinance, proportionally reduce the contribution to the Public Education Enrichment Fund and the disbursements to the San Francisco Unified School District and the First Five Commission required by this measure if the voters of San Francisco adopt new, dedicated revenue sources for the School District or the Commission, and the offsetting reduction in disbursements is specifically authorized by the local revenue measure.

f.

New State Revenues. The Board of Supervisors may, by ordinance, proportionally reduce the contribution to the Public Education Enrichment Fund and the disbursements to the San Francisco Unified School District required by this measure if the percentage increase in per-pupil Revenue Limit funding provided by the State of California to the San Francisco Unified School District in any fiscal year exceeds the percentage increase in the City’s cost of living during the previous fiscal year.

The Board of Supervisors may, by ordinance, proportionally reduce the contribution to the Public Education Enrichment Fund and the disbursements to the First Five Commission if the State of California provides funding to the City for universal preschool, provided that such disbursements are not required to match state and/or other funding.

g.

Eighteen months prior to the expiration of this measure, the Controller shall conduct a complete analysis of the outcomes of the programs funded through the Public Education Enrichment Fund. The Controller’s study shall also address changes in the levels of state and federal funding for local schools, per-pupil spending in the San Francisco Unified School District compared to urban school districts of similar size. The Controller shall present the results of this analysis to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors no later than nine months prior to the expiration of the measure.

History

(Added March 2004)

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