A gathering of more than 800 people in most venues on Fillmore Street typically signals a lively concert – but you’ll be hard-pressed to hear any cheering or adoration when that many folks meet Thursday to discuss impending cuts to schools in California.
A group of “PTA moms” initiated a sizeable town hall meeting at Marina Middle School for Thursday that has been dubbed, “Funding our Future,” according to the San Francisco Unified School District.
While there likely won’t be any rock stars in attendance, there will be plenty of high-profile politicians to cheer or jeer.
The list of probable attendees includes Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, Assemblymembers Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco, and Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, as well as Mayor Gavin Newsom, Supervisor David Chiu and Board of Education Commissioner Jane Kim.
KQED’s Michael Krasny will moderate the panel, SFUSD said.
“Lawmakers will be asked to offer solutions and community members will be encouraged to be part of the movement to restore adequate funding for education,” it said.
The town hall is set for 6:30 p.m.