A budget gap of nearly $109 million over the next two years is predicted for San Francisco schools, which could mean deeper cuts to programs, larger class sizes and even school closures under the worst-case scenario.
The grim budget forecast was outlined Tuesday night to the Board of Education.
“What we have ahead of us is totally unacceptable,” Superintendent Carlos Garcia told board members at the start of the meeting. “This is one of the worst scenarios I’ve ever seen.” Read More
Officials from the San Francisco Unified School District found out this week what happens when they don’t follow their own lesson plan.
You know, like the one that includes community outreach, parent involvement and the push for neighborhood schools. Read More
Last year, the San Francisco Unified School District announced a system to make it easier for schoolchildren to attend a school of their choice — and possibly closer to their home.
But things didn’t turn out that way.
Just 56 percent of families received their first choice, down from 62 percent in 2010. Read More
With a June special election focused on tax extensions looking less and less likely, the possibility of hundreds of San Francisco teachers being laid off has increased.On March 1, the district announced it could lay off 473 teachers, aides and administrators before the coming school year, or about 8 percent of that workforce. By state law, the district must give pink slips to anyone it intends to dismiss by May 15. Read More
A San Francisco elementary school is doing its part to raise money for the victims of Japan’s natural disasters.Donate a dollar to the school and get a paper crane with your name on it.Families at Francis Scott Key Elementary School in the Outer Sunset neighborhood will create thousands of paper cranes to help victims. Each crane will be given a name from the person who donated to disaster relief. The cranes will be hung in the lobby and school hallways. 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
The deadline to nominate teachers and principals of the year are coming to a close.
On Friday, the Mayor’s Office of Education will review all nominations submitted and recipients will be announced in May.
According to the Mayor’s office, the award has been given out the teachers and administrators who demonstrate “dedication, professionalism, and work on behalf of our city’s young people.” Read More
It turns out attending a school down the street is not as high a priority for San Franciscans as some thought. Read More
A San Francisco Japanese bilingual bicultural program raised $22,000 in a last-minute fundraiser to help the victims affected by the earthquake and tsunami last week.According to the San Francisco Unified School District officials when parents heard of the quake -- which struck off the coast of Japan, March 10 and registered at a 9.0 magnitude -- they sprung in to action to organize a fundraiser to help with relief. Read More