San Francisco is home to 35,000 children under 5, and many of their parents rely on a patchwork of public programs for day care and preschool. The school district, three city agencies and a bevy of nonprofit groups offer options for all kinds of families — but navigating the system can be confusing. Read More
Schools across San Francisco are strapped for cash, so for those around Golden Gate Park, this month’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival was a big opportunity. Over the festival weekend, Parent Teacher Associations manned the schools’ parking lots, charging concertgoers up to $25 to park.But some PTA volunteers were surprised when inspectors from the Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Office showed up during the weekend and demanded that they collect a 25 percent tax on parking. Read More
In the next few years, San Francisco Unified School District employees could have the opportunity to live near work in affordable homes that are offered by the school district.Teachers, classroom aides and other employees make too much money to qualify for low-income housing, but the high cost of living in San Francisco often limits their ability to live in the communities they work in. Read More
Edison Charter Academy is now under the supervision of the San Francisco Unified School District.In a special meeting Tuesday, the district’s board of education voted 6-1 to approve a five-year renewal with the charter despite some bad tensions.Board President Hydra Mendoza advised the school to be prepared to work closely with the district in order to put the past behind them. Read More
A lot of movement is going on in the San Francisco Unified School District. Read More
A property eyed for teacher housing will become a child care center at the request of the surrounding neighbors, while a second property will begin preparations for a residential conversion, San Francisco Unified School District officials said Sunday. Read More
A draft version of where city elementary school students could be assigned to attend middle school came out this week to the relief of some parents and the consternation of others. Read More
The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education has new leadership.
At its first school board meeting of the New Year, the seven-member board unanimously voted Commissioner Hydra Mendoza as president and Commission Norman Yee to serve as vice president.
The meeting also signifies the first year of Mendoza’s second four-year term. Read More
As the school district battles a multimillion-dollar deficit, partial relief of the fiscal woes may be sitting under officials’ feet.
The San Francisco Unified School District is flush with buildings and recreational space, and it could share the facilities with the community while making extra money, according to a study out of UC Berkeley. Read More
San Francisco plans to open its first one-stop center next week to deal with truancy and assist students who are chronically missing school.
The Truancy Assistance Resource Center — one of Mayor Gavin Newsom’s top priorities in the past year — will serve as The City’s nucleus for truant kids. Read More