San Francisco school board to vote on proposed layoffs

San Francisco Unified School District employees and parents held a press conference today to oppose the potential layoffs of SFUSD educators and support staff, including social workers.

According to United Educators of San Francisco, last week SFUSD sent more than 400 preliminary layoff notices to teachers and para-educators in an effort to cut school budgets.

United Educators president Cassondra Curiel said if the school district is running a deficit, the state of California is in surplus.

The union says no layoff notices have been sent to unrepresented district management staff, an area of ​​the district they say has been unnecessarily expanded over the past decade.

It comes exactly a week after voters in San Francisco recalled Board Chair Gabriela López and members Alison Collins and Faauuga Moliga for questions, including mismanagement of the district budget by the school board. Moliga has since stepped down, Lopez and Collins can stay on until the city ​​and county certify election results next week. San Francisco Mayor London Breed will then appoint temporary replacements for the recalled council members, who will serve until the next council election on November 8th.

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Attend the meeting virtually

The San Francisco School Board meeting will be held virtually tonight at 5 p.m., visit KALW.org for link to meeting, agenda and more information.

To observe the regular meeting of the Board of Directors on February 22 via videoconference, use this Zoom link at the scheduled meeting time. Webinar password: 789972.

Listen to meetings over the phone

To listen to the meeting by phone, please call at the meeting time listed on (669) 900 9128, then enter the webinar ID 848 7450 0126 then press “#”. Password: 789972. If prompted for a participant ID or code, press #. Get instructions on how to join a meeting by phone.

The agenda for tonight’s SFBOE meeting can be viewed hereunder section G. SPECIAL ORDER OF WORK

United Educators of San Francisco began Fund the schools first!a campaign to stop the layoffs, the petition can be viewed here: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/fund-schools-first

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