Twelve candidates are hoping to grab one of the four open spots on the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education and help the district close the student achievement gap and shore up the budget. Read More
When Allie Ferrey was bullied about her appearance as a 13-year-old, she made it her mission to never let herself be picked on again. Since then, Ferrey, now a senior at San Francisco’s Raoul Wallenberg Traditional High School, has stepped up to let her peers know it’s OK to be who they are. It starts with talking to and supporting students who have been bullied.
“It’s happened to all of us,” Ferrey said, “and it needs to end.” Read More
City College of San Francisco is facing major hurdles in the next few months as the college scrambles to readjust its operating and financial structure in order to keep its accreditation and weather fiscal uncertainty.
In the face of those issues, 10 candidates are hoping to grab a seat on the board of trustees and assist in the process and balance the budget, whether through cuts or revenue increases. Read More
By closing two instructional sites and an administrative building, City College of San Francisco’s board of trustees said it hopes the moves will put the school on the road to recovery. Read More
Closing two campuses to help City College of San Francisco fix its operations and finances are among a number of recommendations named in a draft progress report as steps for the institution to stay in operation. Read More
City College of San Francisco’s finances are in peril, and in order to maintain fiscal solvency the college must make a number of changes to employee contracts and the way the budget is planned, among dozens of other recommendations.
According to a report released Tuesday by the Financial Crisis Management and Assistance Team, there are numerous flaws in the way CCSF handles its finances, including a cost structure that cannot be sustained. Read More
The 2,800 faculty and staff members at City College of San Francisco will have to take a 2 to 5 percent pay cut to help the struggling institution balance its budget, but layoffs were avoided in a budget approved Tuesday.
The $186 million operating budget was unanimously passed Tuesday by the board of trustees. It’s down roughly 4 percent from the $192 million budget of the previous year. Read More
A troubled school in the Portola neighborhood has parents and teachers pointing fingers at administrators, but community organizations and San Francisco Unified School District officials say the school is making slow strides.
Martin Luther King Academic Middle School has seen its fair share of troubles. According to a report in The Bay Citizen, 149 police calls for service were made to the school last school year, including 13 batteries and 12 fights. Half of the school’s 525 students are Asian, with most of the remainder being Hispanic or black students. Read More
The board of City College of San Francisco will ask for a special trustee to help it comply with the 14 conditions that it must implement to make sure the school keeps its accreditation.
In a 7-1 decision, the board agreed to voluntarily ask an outside expert for help. That person will make recommendations on operational matters and reports that must be submitted to the Accreditation Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. A team from the commission visited the school last March and found numerous deficiencies with operates. Read More
The University of San Francisco has a new place to call home.
The 150-year-old, 9,600-student campus located in the North of Panhandle neighborhood has expanded to 101 Howard St., a historic building in the South of Market.
An estimated 350 students started attending the downtown campus Aug. 21, the start of the fall semester. On Friday, though, USF officials will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the campus. Read More