Consistent with the district’s long standing commitment, SFUSD has applied in the past for state funding to support Community Schools and intends to apply in the future. At this time there is not yet an open state grant application though one is anticipated in the coming weeks. Once it is available, SFUSD stands ready to apply on behalf of our schools if they meet the eligibility requirements specified in the grant.
In addition, SFUSD recently signed on to a letter with other school districts and organizations seeking clarity regarding whether or not existing schools with Community School Coordinators are eligible for new state funding under the anticipated grant.
SFUSD has long been a frontrunner in partnering with community-based organizations to serve students and families and in staffing our schools with social workers, nurses and numerous other positions to support our students social-emotional and physical well-being along with their intellectual growth. According to School Services of California, SFUSD has more student support personnel per student than any other urban district in California.