The San Francisco Unified School District is poised to introduce new principles for including students with disabilities in regular classrooms, but some parents say it’s not going far enough.
The effort is the district’s latest push to educate students with disabilities alongside their nondisabled peers. Read More
In 2008, the fight over whether to allow students in San Francisco public schools to have the option of joining the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps was in full swing. Arguments broke out at public meetings and sent Board of Education sessions late into the night. Ultimately voters endorsed the JROTC program with a non-binding resolution. So what has happened to JROTC? Read More
A revolution is coming to San Francisco’s public schools: no more frozen, precooked cafeteria food that’s shipped from halfway across the country.
On Friday, the San Francisco Unified School District announced plans to award a contract to Oakland-based Revolution Foods Inc. to provide nutritious — and freshly prepared — meals for city schoolchildren. 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
Following a state audit of attendance rates, 18 out of 105 San Francisco public schools with after-school programs are losing some grant funding. But school district officials said the reductions will not affect the ability to serve students.
Click on the photo at right to see a chart on school funding. Read More
More and more students are being diagnosed with autism in The City’s school district, and it’s costing more money.
This year the San Francisco Board of Education added about $2 million from the general fund to pay for resources for students with special needs. Autistic children make up about 8 percent of that population, according to the San Francisco Unified School District. Read More