The former top lawyer at the San Francisco Unified School District has taken a job at a Los Angeles law firm with which the district contracted for hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal work in recent years, according to an announcement by the firm, Meyers Nave. Read More
Charlotte Moore’s three children have thrived in the Chinese-immersion program at Alice Fong Yu Alternative School in the Inner Sunset.“It’s pretty impressive to see it happen,” said Moore, whose Caucasian children can now converse fluently in Cantonese. Read More
C.K. Cheung spends hours each day behind the wheel of his Toyota minivan, with one of his twin granddaughters buckled into a booster seat. Gianna attends kindergarten at Commodore Sloat Elementary School, but Kaitlyn was assigned to Alice Fong Yu Alternative School, almost 3 miles from Sloat. Read More
As many as 390 families might need to make new plans for their 4-year-olds this fall, after San Francisco Unified School District announced Wednesday that it is canceling transitional kindergarten, a program for children whose 5th birthdays come after a new cutoff date for entering school. Read More
In its opening proposal for a new contract, the union that represents The City’s public school teachers condemned San Francisco Unified School District’s central administration as a “sprawling bureaucracy” that must be curtailed before the Board of Education balances the budget by laying off teachers. Read More
Students at Wallenberg High School now have no excuse for missing the most important meal of the day. Starting last week, the school began handing out bagels, muffins and breakfast burritos at the door for students to eat in their first-period classes.The Western Addition campus is the latest participant in the San Francisco Unified School District’s Grab ‘n’ Go Breakfast program, which was already operating at Balboa and Mission high schools. Read More
Parents of special-education students in the San Francisco Unified School District plan to renew their push for cameras on school buses in light of allegations that a bus driver molested 11-year-old girls in 2004 and 2011.
The district’s Community Advisory Committee for Special Education has long wanted security cameras on the 20-seat yellow school buses that shuttle disabled students, Chairwoman Katy Franklin said. Read More
The man suspected of a string of brutal Mission district rapes is facing 100 years to life in prison, San Francisco prosecutors said.“We’re ending this reign of terror,” Assistant District Attorney Omid Talai said Tuesday.Frederick Dozier, 32, of San Francisco, was arrested last week in connection to a string of brutal sexual assaults along the 24th Street corridor. He allegedly admitted to the crimes, and DNA evidence supports the case, police said. Read More
The Mission district serial rape suspect posted several rambling and disturbing Facebook messages around the time of the heinous crimes.
Frederick Dozier, 32, of San Francisco, was arrested last week in connection to a string of violent sexual assaults along 24th Street. He allegedly admitted to the crimes, and DNA evidence supports the case, police said.
An anonymous tip led to his arrest near Treat and Cesar Chavez streets. Read More
Chronic absenteeism is down among San Francisco public school students, according to recently compiled school district records.
For the first three months of the current school year, the district reported a drop of two percentage points or more in nearly every grade since the 2010-11 school year. Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing at least 10 percent of school days. Read More