When Matt Haney is sworn in as the seventh and newest member of the San Francisco Board of Education in January, he will be entering a challenging world.
“I’m terrified,” Haney said. “But I think I should be terrified because the responsibility is that important.” Read More
School officials want to encourage contractors to hire local workers under a resolution the Board of Education is expected to discuss in the coming weeks.
Although the San Francisco Unified School District currently encourages the practice, the resolution would firmly state the goals of the district: supporting the local workforce. Read More
Students in the San Francisco Unified School District are primarily served meals that were cooked, frozen and then shipped across the country to be distributed and then reheated. This TV dinner-style dining is subpar when compared to the cuisine San Franciscans should expect. Read More
Matthew Haney will join three incumbents on the San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education after coming out on top in Tuesday’s election.
Twelve candidates vied for four open spots on the board, which oversees the operations and policy decisions of 50,000 students in The City’s lone school district. Read More
The San Francisco Unified School District is often recognized as a leader in the effort to improve student nutrition. In 2003, it began phasing out sodas and unhealthy snacks. In 2007, it installed salad bars at dozens of schools. Other initiatives have improved the quality of food in vending machines and increased the number of students who eat breakfast.
Click on the photo to the right to see information about meal participation and more photos of school food. Read More
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
The San Francisco School Board’s hasty action to replace retiring Superintendent Carlos Garcia appears to have run afoul of California’s open meeting law. The board called a closed meeting on March 8 to discuss Garcia’s resignation, but it failed to post a notice about the meeting on the district’s website, as the Brown Act requires. A notice was reportedly posted at district headquarters. Read More
Facing another year of funding cuts, the Board of Education will vote tonight on whether to issue preliminary layoff notices to 450 teachers, administrators and staff.The board is legally obligated to notify employees of potential layoffs by March 15. In previous years, the majority of layoffs were rescinded by the time the board voted on a final budget. Read More
A San Francisco high school is among 10 charter schools that the California Charter Schools Association recommended for closure Thursday, citing low scores on statewide tests.
Leadership High School, near Balboa Park, is up for review by the San Francisco Board of Education this spring. Charter schools, which are publicly funded but independently managed, must be reauthorized every five years. Read More