In 2004 San Francisco voters overwhelmingly approved the Public Education and Enrichment Fund. The measure, known as PEEF, established a set-aside in the city’s general fund designed to support programs for kids that historically have been vulnerable to budget reduction or elimination in difficult economic times. PEEF supports early childhood education, and supports the schools through art and music education, sports, libraries, health and wellness services and many other programs for thousands of San Francisco youth.
The PEEF currently consists of three components – Preschool for All through the First 5 Commission; Sports, Libraries, Art and Music (SLAM) for SF Unified School District; and the "Third Third", which is discretionary money for the SF Unified School District.
At the end of fiscal year 2014-15, PEEF will sunset and will require reauthorization by San Francisco voters in order to preserve these crucial programs.
The Children's Funding Community Coalition has been meeting since summer 2012, and has engaged over 100 community groups in discussions about how to strengthen the Children's Amendment and PEEF, two incredible resources for the city's children, youth and families. In order to finalize our recommendations about how to improve PEEF, we'd like your input.
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