A ballot measure that would increase annual pay for members of the Board of Education is expected to be removed from the November ballot in an effort to get voters to focus more a bond measure to modernize schools.
The seven-member San Francisco Unified School District board decided Tuesday evening to ask the Board of Supervisors to remove the pay increase measure, according to School Board president Hydra Mendoza. Read More
A plan to assign students to middle schools rather than have them chosen by lottery for the start of the 2016-17 school year faces strong parent opposition. Read More
A San Francisco charter school that has broken ties with a controversial national company is making its third try this school year to win renewal of its charter.
Edison Charter Academy’s charter is scheduled to run out this school year, but some board members say the school should have reapplied as a new charter school after it broke away from its controversial parent company. 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
Last Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors voted to put a measure on the next ballot (which will be in November unless there is a special statewide election before then) that would allow the Board of Education to increase their pay from $500 per month up to half the regular salary of a first-year teacher in San Francisco, or about $25,000 per year. Supervisors Carmen Chu, Sean Elsbernd and Mark Farrell voted no. Read More
A measure allowing a pay raise for members of the Board of Education will go before voters in June if a special election is called.
The cost of any raise, however, would be borne by the financially struggling San Francisco Unified School District. Read More
Are the San Francisco Fire Department, the Board of Supervisors and Board of Education all smitten with Dr. Seuss? Read More
The school district will take all the help they can get. Members of the San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution this week that encourages lawmakers in Sacramento to hold a special election in June. 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
News that the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education has voted to slash school-bus service, saving the district $1.9 million annually, is a bittersweet victory for the school children in The City.It was, after all, the SFUSD that instituted the busing program that all but eliminated neighborhood schools and created a costly, polluting and traffic-congesting travesty in the name improving the schools under the failed 1983 consent decree. Read More