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
With three seats open on the San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education, 12 people are hoping to fill one of those spots, including all three incumbents.
Sandra Lee Fewer, Rachel Norton and Jill Wynns are all hoping to serve another four years on the board that oversees the administrative and policy operations of The City’s 55,000-student public school district. The top three vote-getters will each serve four-year terms. Read More
The San Francisco Unified School District’s improved budget outlook is giving officials the opportunity to retain 110 laid-off employees, but it’s insufficient to employ 39 other certified workers who lost their jobs.Fearing the worst, the school district prepared for a $27 million deficit earlier this year by issuing 300 teachers, aides and administrators their walking papers. But the governor’s revised May budget was kinder than expected to K-12 education. Read More
The Board of Education is meeting this week to talk about its 10-year plan that assumes the district will need about $896 to maintain its facilities throughout the decade.
When the plan was presented to the Board of Education for approval, commissioners said close to $900 million sounds like a lot of money, but the numbers were comparable to prior 10-year plans. Read More