Should the San Francisco Unified School District assign students to schools closest to their homes? Bayview father Ed Donaldson thinks that question, which will appear on the November ballot as Proposition H, has a simple answer. “It makes sense for them to be in the neighborhood where they can get the support, the mentoring,” Donaldson said. Read More
The San Francisco Unified School District is asking voters to approve a $531 million bond measure to shore up dozens of aging school buildings.
Proposition A, placed on the November ballot at the Board of Education’s request, is the third — and, school officials say, final — in a series of bond measures designed to bring infrastructure in line with health, safety and accessibility regulations. Read More
More than 40 percent of San Francisco middle and high school students use Muni to get to school in the morning, and nearly 60 percent take it home. When the price of a monthly youth pass jumped to $21 this summer — more than double what it was two years ago — young people and their families were not happy.“I know all my friends use Muni,” said Joyce Zhang, a senior at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts. “I think it’s a very important aspect of their lives.” Read More
School officials have been enrolling students for years, but the district finally got around to defining what it means to be a resident of The City.
The new policy, which was approved by the Board of Education on Tuesday, is aimed at addressing a long-standing problem with families using false addresses to register for city schools. Read More
The San Francisco Unified School District could face a budget deficit as large as $20 million next school year if the tax package extensions proposed by the governor are not approved by voters in June. Myong Leigh, the deputy superintendent of policy and operations at the district, gave a brief budgetary outline to the San Francisco Board of Education on Tuesday night in order to prepare the governing body for the potential cuts. Read More
When the weather outside was frightful, inside Herbert Hoover Middle School it was ... the same.Temperatures in San Francisco dipped to 40-degree lows the first week of the new year. During at least three days during the cold snap, about a half-dozen classrooms in the 1,174-student school located in the Forest Hill neighborhood were without heat, according to San Francisco Unified School District Chief Facilities Operator David Goldin. Read More
A potentially new charter school in San Francisco Unified School District is facing its first hurdle Monday.
The district’s budget and services committee will discuss and act whether to approve or deny an application for the new school submitted by C5 International School. Read More
The Board of Education on Tuesday elected a new president and vice president.
Commissioners unanimously elected Jane Kim as president, who according to the district is the first Korean American elected to the board in San Francisco. She is also the former youth program director at the Chinatown Community Development Center and currently works as an attorney with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. Read More