Education

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School Board Recall Organizers Aim for Role in Selecting Replacement Candidates

Siva Raj and Autumn Looijen plan to create a “screening process” for new school board members, though the choice will lie with Mayor London Breed if the recall succeeds.

School Board Recall Scheduled for February 2022, Along with Assessor-Recorder Election

San Francisco voters will decide the fate of three school board members in February 2022.

S.F. Schools’ Enrollment Declines Could Cost the District $35M

The loss of students is posed to worsen an already sizable deficit for the next fiscal year.

State Steps in to Manage SFUSD’s Budget Amid Growing Fiscal Crisis

The district must come up with a plan to close a $116 million deficit by Dec. 15.

Public Health & Safety

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A Mother, an Officer, a Heartbreaking Death: How a Program for Addicts Stumbled on the Streets of the Tenderloin

Training police in ‘harm reduction’ approaches to drug addiction has worked in many cities. But in San Francisco, distrust between cops and social workers killed the effort—and severed a literal lifeline for Noah Tesfa.

Data from S.F. Sheriff Shows Widespread Flaws in Electronic Monitoring

Sup. Rafael Mandelman and Mayor London Breed are calling for reform of the city’s ankle monitoring program after data revealed extensive violations.

Mayor Breed Touts 96% Vaccination Rate of City Workers Ahead of Nov. 1 Deadline

City staff are required to work in-person starting Nov. 1, which could help private employers do the same, according to Breed.