Closing two campuses to help City College of San Francisco fix its operations and finances are among a number of recommendations named in a draft progress report as steps for the institution to stay in operation. Read More
The supervisorial election in the Haight, Fillmore and Western Addition is not just about neighborhood issues, but a rallying cry against The City’s direction.
District 5 is the most progressive of San Francisco’s 11 Board of Supervisors districts, and the officeholder has traditionally championed left-leaning causes. Read More
City College of San Francisco’s finances are in peril, and in order to maintain fiscal solvency the college must make a number of changes to employee contracts and the way the budget is planned, among dozens of other recommendations.
According to a report released Tuesday by the Financial Crisis Management and Assistance Team, there are numerous flaws in the way CCSF handles its finances, including a cost structure that cannot be sustained. Read More
The 2,800 faculty and staff members at City College of San Francisco will have to take a 2 to 5 percent pay cut to help the struggling institution balance its budget, but layoffs were avoided in a budget approved Tuesday.
The $186 million operating budget was unanimously passed Tuesday by the board of trustees. It’s down roughly 4 percent from the $192 million budget of the previous year. Read More
If City College of San Francisco’s efforts to pass a parcel tax in November pay off, eliminated classes could be restored and campuses would remain open.
The $79-a-year parcel tax, known as Proposition A, would raise $17 million annually for eight years for the struggling institution. Read More
The search for a permanent chancellor at City College of San Francisco has been halted to allow trustees and college officials to focus on keeping the school’s accreditation.
John Rizzo, president of the board of trustees, said that given all the challenges CCSF faces, the institution needs to find a long-term interim chancellor to help fix the problems.
“They have to focus on accreditation,” Rizzo said. “That’s something an interim would be more willing to do.” Read More
City College of San Francisco has been scrutinized by accreditors for weak leadership and poor financial planning in recent months, and now the troubled college is facing off with the state’s pension system for public teachers.
A recent audit by the California State Teachers’ Retirement System found that for nearly two decades, the college has signed up administrators who were never legally eligible for pension benefits. Read More
City College of San Francisco officials have a lot of work ahead of them as they labor to save the school’s accreditation and avoid financial ruin.
Before the college received word from the Accreditation Commission for California Community and Junior Colleges in July that it would need to “show cause” to receive a renewal of its accreditation, the board of trustees asked for an independent review of its finances.
The results were crushing. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee named a new member to the City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees this week to fill a seat left vacant when Milton Marks III passed away earlier this month from a brain tumor. He selected engineer Rodrigo Santos, a local businessman and development advocate whose business skills Lee cited as relevant to CCSF’s current plight. Read More