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.


“Pink slips.” Why it happens, and how it works.

June 21, 2022 |

As students returned to school after winter break last year, SFUSD parents started to hear warnings about budget cuts and potential teacher layoffs. In February 2022, SFUSD issued over 400 preliminary notices of potential layoffs (“pink slips”) to teachers and administrators. Although most of those staff will not lose their jobs, receiving a pink slip…