SF Parent Coalition

Founded in the summer of 2020, SF Parents (formerly Decreasing the Distance) is a collective of 4,000+ San Francisco public school parents, students, teachers, and community supporters.

We center the needs of children and youth in San Francisco public schools by bringing together a diverse network of parents and caregivers to advocate for a thriving, equitable school system.


California historically underfunds public education, and SFUSD is now on the brink of state takeover thanks to this lack of funds and rampant local mismanagement. Kids and families need accountability for this avoidable mess from both Sacramento and our Board of Education.



Newsletter January 13, 2022 (English)

January 13, 2022 |

Community comes together to address bumpy start to 2022 🤝 SFUSD + Parents + SF Business = Supports to kids & teachers

2022, who asked for you anyway?! To say SFUSD has had a bumpy start to this new year is an understatement. What we thought was overwhelming in the fall, well, January is presenting next level. Teachers are stressed and lacking PPE, principals are able to do nothing beyond contact tracing, and parents are feeling a mixture of confused, anxious, and helpless.

But this week our community showed what it’s capable of when things hit a low.