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SF Parent Coalition Welcomes New Superintendent Dr. Wayne to SFUSD!
July 1, 2022 Dear Superintendent Dr. Wayne, On behalf of our broad and diverse network of over 5,000 San Francisco Unified School District families and supporters, we cordially welcome you to your new role as the superintendent of SFUSD! San Francisco is still grappling with the effects of some of the longest COVID-related school closures…Read More
“Pink slips.” Why it happens, and how it works.
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…Read More
Parent Analysis & Overview — Student Success Fund Charter Amendment Proposal
June 2022 *This page will be updated as we learn more from parents with your feedback, questions/concerns, and ideas, and as we learn more from K-12 education experts, the proposal’s authors, and other stakeholders focused on our city’s students. Email us at [email protected] to share your reactions and ideas around the Student Success Fund Charter…Read More
SF Parent Coalition and four former BOE presidents calling for a delay in superintendent application deadline.
San Francisco, CA (Feb 8, 2022) – SF Parent Coalition and four former SFUSD school board presidents are calling for a delay in the deadline for superintendent candidates to submit their applications. The current deadline is February 18, 2022. The incoming Superintendent will face a challenging climate and, potentially, a new Board of Education. In…Read More
Interview on COVID and return to schools from winter break — with pediatrician Dr. Adam Davis
SF Parent Coalition interviewed local pediatrician and SFUSD parent, Dr. Adam Davis, on how concerned we should be about returning kids to their schools after winter break given that we do not have complete testing access for every single SFUSD student, teacher, and staff. Q: What do you think about SF Parent Coalition’s recent call…Read More
Resource: What’s the LCAP and why should I care? Come learn with us!
Don’t know what the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is but too embarrassed to ask? Tune in alongside SF Parents parent leader Seth Brenzel as he interviews policy and budget expert Michelle Parker of 2nd District PTA.Read More
A Year of Harm and Counting: San Francisco’s Ongoing Public School Failure
We published a report looking at what the data tells us about the impact of prolonged school closures on the wellbeing of the city’s public school children. Read the report here.Read More
Op Ed: Restoring faith in San Francisco’s public schools
Last week SFUSD welcomed 6,056 of our youngest elementary students back to school. Children were greeted with parades of balloons, welcome signs, masked cheering from families and school staff, and tears of relief and happiness. Would their friends remember them? Was their teacher tall or short? What would their classroom look like? The big moment…Read More
In the News: S.F. parents, politicians rally for a return to five full days in the classroom
With San Francisco public schools having agreed to a gradual and modest reopening plan, a parent-led movement to get kids back in the classrooms stepped up the pressure Saturday, calling for five full days of in-person education. Hundreds of parents and kids marched from Alamo Square Park to Civic Center Plaza, where Mayor London Breed…Read More
In the News: SFUSD just released new details on the reopening plan for San Francisco schools
San Francisco school officials on Monday released more details about their plans to get some of the city’s more than 52,000 schoolchildren back into classrooms this spring after a year of distance learning that left many families struggling and sparked a lawsuit over reopening schools. Under the plan, starting April 12, some students in lower…Read More