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Incoming San Francisco Unified School Board members Kevine Boggess, left, and Matt Alexander outside the district office on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School board gets new faces, new energy

Come Jan. 8, the San Francisco school board will have two freshman…

Incoming San Francisco Unified School Board members Kevine Boggess, left, and Matt Alexander outside the district office on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
UCSF is planning a major expansion at its Parnassus Heights campus in District 5 that will add an additional 1.5 million square feet. (Courtesy photo)

Preston calls for hearing on UCSF Inner Sunset expansion

Supervisor Dean Preston on Tuesday called for a hearing on the planned…

UCSF is planning a major expansion at its Parnassus Heights campus in District 5 that will add an additional 1.5 million square feet. (Courtesy photo)
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted on a resolution urging the school district to reopen schools. <ins>(Examiner screenshot)</ins>

Supervisors urge school district to reopen

Board calls for plan to get students back in classrooms

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted on a resolution urging the school district to reopen schools. <ins>(Examiner screenshot)</ins>
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Vaccines should allow CA colleges to teach in-person next fall

By Madeleine Beck CalMatters While coronavirus cases are surging across California and…

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School campuses will remain closed past Jan. 25 after district officials and teachers failed to reach an agreement on in-person learning protocols by a Friday Dec. 18, 2020 deadline. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco schools will not reopen by Jan. 25 after failing to reach labor deal by deadline

Teachers cite COVID surge, seek to delay reopening until city back in orange tier

School campuses will remain closed past Jan. 25 after district officials and teachers failed to reach an agreement on in-person learning protocols by a Friday Dec. 18, 2020 deadline. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Signs hang outside the community learning hub at the Salvation Army Kroc Center. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

After a semester without an outbreak, city learning hubs set to expand

Health guidelines increased costs, reduced number of students program could serve

Signs hang outside the community learning hub at the Salvation Army Kroc Center. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Unified School District is working with its teachers and families to get youngsters back in classrooms in a safe and effective manner. (SFUSD Screenshot)

Systematic approach to reopening classrooms is well underway

Modifying learning plans and schedules, deploying protocols and training among tasks at hand

The San Francisco Unified School District is working with its teachers and families to get youngsters back in classrooms in a safe and effective manner. (SFUSD Screenshot)
The San Francisco Unified School District is seeking to open 72 elementary schools, 12 early education sites and county schools. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School district submits letter of interest to open schools

The San Francisco Unified School District has taken the first step in…

The San Francisco Unified School District is seeking to open 72 elementary schools, 12 early education sites and county schools. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Kindergartners are expected to be admitted to the San Francisco Unified School District under a new “zoned” student assignment system by the 2023-24 school year.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

School board approves major overhaul of student assignment system

Choices to be limited to 8 to 10 schools to encourage diversity, predictability, shorter commutes

Kindergartners are expected to be admitted to the San Francisco Unified School District under a new “zoned” student assignment system by the 2023-24 school year.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
School district officals are still deciding how many elementary school students they can bring back to campus this spring after shutting down last year due to COVID-19. The answer depends in part on how many parents are willing to send their children back to school. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

District debates how many students to bring back on campus this spring

With limited COVID-safe capacity, more students could mean less in-person learning time

School district officals are still deciding how many elementary school students they can bring back to campus this spring after shutting down last year due to COVID-19. The answer depends in part on how many parents are willing to send their children back to school. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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High school students get higher marks despite distance learning

Educators warn data from this fall may be flawed

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By the end of May more than 200 childcare centers and family childcare homes had closed in San Francisco, many of them for good. (Shutterstock)

Childcare is essential to The City’s recovery

Care providers and early educators on the verge of collapse need funds to survive

By the end of May more than 200 childcare centers and family childcare homes had closed in San Francisco, many of them for good. (Shutterstock)
To help offset a significant deficit, the San Francisco Unified School District welcomes contributions. (Screenshot Spark* SF Public Schools)

Donations will help SFUSD bring students back to classrooms safely

Nonprofit Spark* SF Public Schools has set up a targeted fund

To help offset a significant deficit, the San Francisco Unified School District welcomes contributions. (Screenshot Spark* SF Public Schools)
High school seniors Shayla and Kayla Bryant receive guidance from 100% College Prep around college admissions. (Courtesy photo)

High school seniors juggling college applications and distance learning

In a final year of high school spent largely online, seniors are…

High school seniors Shayla and Kayla Bryant receive guidance from 100% College Prep around college admissions. (Courtesy photo)
San Francisco Unified School District officials project that the cost of bringing students back to classrooms will be between $5 million to $38 million. 
Examiner file photo

City schools face $75 million deficit in next fiscal year

Potential $124m windfall for SFUSD in limbo

San Francisco Unified School District officials project that the cost of bringing students back to classrooms will be between $5 million to $38 million. 
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A map shows sites around The City where free meals are being offered to youth through the San Francisco Unified School District. (Examiner screenshot)

SFUSD offering free meals for youth under 18 starting Thursday

The San Francisco Unified School District will offer free to-go meals to…

A map shows sites around The City where free meals are being offered to youth through the San Francisco Unified School District. (Examiner screenshot)
Renderings of the main entrance to upcoming Mission Bay elementary school on Owens Street. (Courtesy Gould Evans)

SFUSD offers first look at planned Mission Bay elementary school

San Francisco school officials this month unveiled the design of a planned…

Renderings of the main entrance to upcoming Mission Bay elementary school on Owens Street. (Courtesy Gould Evans)
The San Francisco Unified School District is working toward having some of its youngest students doing in-person learning by Jan. 25. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>

School board approves timeline for return to classroom

Plan for elementary students must be submitted by Dec. 8

The San Francisco Unified School District is working toward having some of its youngest students doing in-person learning by Jan. 25. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>
The San Francisco Unified School District is preparing for some students to return to classrooms in January. (Shutterstock photo)

Updates to planning for in-person learning

SFUSD is working on many fronts to make sure youngsters will be safe when they’re back in school

The San Francisco Unified School District is preparing for some students to return to classrooms in January. (Shutterstock photo)
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City staff to help school district prepare buildings for returning students

San Francisco will deploy 20 disaster workers to help public schools assess…

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