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.


In the News: Here’s what S.F. parents think about the deal to bring some students back to the classroom in April

March 8, 2021 |

Parents’ excitement about San Francisco schools finally reopening in April turned glum Saturday as many realized that their children were not included in the latest plan. “It was initial excitement and overjoyed feelings of — is this really happening?” said Meredith Dodson, whose son is in preschool at Rooftop Elementary in the Twin Peaks neighborhood.…