The City’s mayoral candidates are split when it comes to Proposition H, a ballot initiative that would make it city policy to encourage San Francisco Unified School District to assign students to schools close to their homes. Though City Attorney Dennis Herrera and interim Mayor Ed Lee have said they are not campaigning on the issue, both candidates have evidently decided how they will vote. Read More
The clock continues to tick down.There is just over a week left until applications for fall 2011 enrollment in San Francisco Unified School District middle schools are due. 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
Where students attend middle school is poised to become a fight as district officials start work toward an enrollment program. Read More
Two years after embarking on a massive overhaul of the San Francisco Unified School District’s confusing and controversial student assignment process, the school board unanimously approved new guidelines to take effect immediately.Where a student lives will play a larger role in placement, following sibling preference and standardized test scores, for students and families applying for kindergarten within the City. Read More
Parents hoping to get their children in to a different school have until Friday to get their name on a waitlist.
Waitlists could be long considering 20 percent of 13,676 applicants did not receive one of their school choices, according to the San Francisco Unified School District. The deadline for students to be on a waitlist to get into a school of their choice is July 23. Read More
San Francisco students entering high school would continue to choose what school they want to attend rather than be assigned to the campus closest to them under a proposal to revamp the student- assignment process. Read More
Families have until Friday to submit their applications to up to seven schools in the district and be considered on time in the first round of submissions.
Then everyone who applied should get an offer by March 12 and either respond by March 26, submit an appeal or have applied in the second round — but those applicants will be considered late. Read More
A long-sought change to the controversial system San Francisco Unified School District uses to assign students to campuses is still in the works, but the Board of Education is plagued with the same cyclical problem: No one can agree on an alternative. Read More