School officials want to encourage contractors to hire local workers under a resolution the Board of Education is expected to discuss in the coming weeks.
Although the San Francisco Unified School District currently encourages the practice, the resolution would firmly state the goals of the district: supporting the local workforce. Read More
Chris Jackson was re-elected to his position on the City College of San Francisco board of trustees last month, but he might have to forfeit the seat if he does not submit certain paperwork before the official swearing-in ceremony.
According to the Ethics Commission, Jackson failed to file updated campaign finance reports on July 31, Oct. 5 and Oct. 30. He also has not satisfied the requirements to complete training on campaign finance. Read More
There is another financial crisis looming for City College of San Francisco.
In addition to the reforms the college must make both structurally and financially, it will face more financial hardship if it does not meet enrollment goals for the second year in a row.
“We are not on pace to make our base target of 34,000 at this time,” Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration Peter Goldstein told the board of trustees in October. “And I was very disturbed for assumption for spring because it was so high. It indicates huge turnaround for the semester.”
A revolution is coming to San Francisco’s public schools: no more frozen, precooked cafeteria food that’s shipped from halfway across the country.
On Friday, the San Francisco Unified School District announced plans to award a contract to Oakland-based Revolution Foods Inc. to provide nutritious — and freshly prepared — meals for city schoolchildren. Read More
After a close election and more than two weeks of counting votes, incumbent Chris Jackson will remain on the City College of San Francisco board of trustees.
Jackson narrowly defeated challenger Amy Bacharach to secure the fourth open seat on the seven-member board. He will join incumbents Steve Ngo and Natalie Berg as well as newcomer Rafael Mandelman on the board for four-year terms. Read More
Supervisor Jane Kim wants The City to give the San Francisco Unified School District $2.7 million to help pay for programs that could help more students graduate on time. Read More
Almost half of The City’s public high school juniors are in danger of not graduating next year if they do not successfully complete the coursework under new San Francisco Unified School District requirements.
If students don’t comply with the standards by graduation time, they will have to return for a fifth year, move to a continuation high school or obtain a General Educational Development diploma through San Francisco City College or another institution. Read More
Just when education officials thought they could breathe easier with the passage of Proposition 30 last week, now the potential for billions of dollars in cuts from the federal government looms.
If Congress doesn’t act by Jan. 1 on a combination of spending reductions and expiring tax breaks, known as the “fiscal cliff,” K-12 education stands to lose $4 billion nationally. Read More
With thousands of ballots yet to be counted, City College of San Francisco’s board of trustees race remains in limbo. Read More
City College of San Francisco officials can breathe a sigh of relief following Tuesday’s election, as two measures to support education were approved by voters, but administrators admit they are not out of the woods just yet.
Despite the boosts in funding, CCSF will still need to look closely at its finances in order to become fiscally stable. Read More