Community feedback

Community feedback

This page compiles community members’ feedback regarding school closures, mergers, and co-locations. We will update this page as we gather additional feedback. 

There are multiple phases of community engagement to ensure the community’s voices are heard. In Phase 1, which takes place from March through June, SFUSD will facilitate two cycles of feedback before presenting the criteria to the Board of Education in June 2024. These cycles include:

On March 2, 2024, SFUSD held its annual District-wide Planning Summit where all School Site Councils came together to learn and plan together. At that summit, Dr. Wayne reiterated our commitment to creating strong, supportive learning environments for each and every student in each and every school each and every day, and announced the process for possible school closures, mergers, and co-locations.

Click on the triangles below to access the materials, notes, and analyses (if available) for the Phase 1 community feedback. 

SFUSD is committed to transparency, inclusivity, and accessibility throughout the Resource Alignment Initiative, and we have made materials available in multiple languages. However, some community feedback, such as comments received through SFUSD’s Student and Family Resource Link, cannot be shared publicly due to privacy expectations.

Virtual Town Halls

Virtual Town Hall - Round 1

Two Virtual Town Halls took place during Phase 1 to gather community input on draft criteria for co-locations, mergers, and closures. The second Virtual Town Hall built upon the content of the first. Community members were encouraged to attend both Virtual Town Halls if possible. 

Approximately 650 participants joined Virtual Town Hall #1.

DAteLocationMaterialsNOTES AND ANALYSES
March 28, 5:00 - 6:00 PMVirtual

Virtual Town Hall 1 - Recording

Slides

Key themes, verbatim questions and comments from participants

Virtual Town Hall - Round 2

DAteLocationMaterialsNOTES AND ANALYSES
April 25, 5:00 - 6:00 PMVirtual

Virtual Town Hall 2 - Recording

Slides

TBD

Community Sessions

Community Sessions - Round 1

Community sessions took place across the city with SFUSD’s robust and diverse network of CBO partners. They were open to the public and located throughout the City at varying dates and times. Translation, interpretation, and childcare services were available upon request.


Approximately 700 participants joined in-person community and partner meetings.

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March 30, 10:30 AM - 12 PMSheridan Elementary School SlidesKey themes and written comments from participants
March 30, 1:00 - 2:30 PMWillie Brown Middle School SlidesKey themes and written comments from participants
April 2, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
(primarily in Cantonese) 
Gordon J. Lau Elementary SchoolSlidesKey themes and written comments from participants

April 3, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

(primarily in Spanish)

Mission High School SlidesKey themes and written comments from participants
April 3, 6:00 - 7:30 PMTenderloin Community School SlidesKey themes and written comments from participants
April 4, 6:00 - 7:30 PMRoosevelt Middle School SlidesKey themes and written comments from participants
April 4, 6:00 - 7:30 PMBurton High School SlidesKey themes and written comments from participants
April 6, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PMSunset Elementary SchoolSlidesKey themes and written comments from participants

Community Sessions - Round 2

The second round of community sessions takes place from April 27 through May 4. Click here to register to attend an in-person community session. We will add materials, notes, and analyses for each session as they become available.

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April 27, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PMSheridan Elementary SchoolSlidesKey themes and written comments from participants
April 27, 1:00 - 2:30 PMRoosevelt Middle SchoolSlidesKey themes and written comments from participants
April 29, 6:00 - 7:30 PMSunset Elementary School SlidesKey themes and written comments from participants
May 1, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
(primarily in Cantonese)
Gordon J. Lau Elementary School SlidesKey themes and written comments from participants
May 2, 6:00 - 7:30 PMWillie Brown Middle SchoolSlidesKey themes and written comments from participants
May 2, 6:00 - 7:30 PMBurton High SchoolSlidesKey themes and written comments from participants
May 4, 10:30 AM -12:00 PMRedding Elementary SchoolSlidesKey themes and written comments from participants
May 4, 1:00 - 2:30 PM
(primarily in Spanish)
Mission High School SlidesKey themes and written comments from participants

Community Information Sessions - SFUSD Language Programs

SFUSD Families were invited to participate in one of the following Community Information Sessions to learn more about SFUSD Language Programs and how these might be impacted by school closures, mergers and co-locations in 2025-26.

Slide Deck: English, Cantonese, Spanish

Date & Time

 

Population

 

Location

Thursday

5/16 

5:30-7:30pm

Spanish-speaking families (co-hosted with SFUSD’s Latinx Parent Advisory Committee) - Presentation in Spanish with interpretation into English

In-Person
Mission High School (3750 18th St.) in the Cafeteria

Agenda

Notes

Tuesday

5/21 5:30-7:30pm

Chinese-speaking families (co-hosted with SFUSD’s Asian American Parent Advisory Committee) - Presentation in Cantonese with interpretation into English

 

In-Person
Gordon J. Lau Elementary School
(950 Clay St.) in the Auditorium
 

Thursday

5/30 5:30-7:30pm

Families (presentation in English)". Interpretation available for both in person and virtual participants in Cantonese, Spanish, Tagalog, Arabic, Korean and Samoan. Other languages available upon request. 

Virtual participants seeking to access interpretation will need to use two different devices (one device to view the zoom presentation and another device to call the phone number for interpretation).

Hybrid
SFUSD Board Room (555 Franklin St.)
Opportunity to participate virtually. 

Watch the recording

Community Surveys

Community Survey - Round 1

Between March 28 through April 7, community members gave input on the importance of draft criteria in determining school closures, mergers, and co-locations. This was a high-level values-based question, asking if any given proposed criteria should be used in determining school consolidations.

SFUSD collected over 10,000 survey responses.

DAteLocationMaterialsNOTES AND ANALYSIS
March 28 through April 7N/ASurvey

Analysis of survey results by Stanford University

RAI Survey #1 Results*

*This information represents the results of the RAI Survey I. Please note that all legally confidential information has been removed pursuant to the following:

  • Records, entries, or portions thereof that are student records, or personally identifiable information, which are exempt from disclosure pursuant to federal and state law.  (Gov. Code, § 7927.705; FERPA, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g; Ed. Code, §§ 49073 et seq.; Rim of the World Unified School District v. Superior Court (2002) 104 Cal.App.4th 1393, 1399; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. 1412.); and
  • Those records, where on balance the public interest served by not disclosing the record clearly outweighs the public interest served by disclosure of the record.  (Gov. Code, § 7922.000.)

Lauren Thomas, Educational Policy Analyst, Legal Department, is the person responsible for redacting/withholding the confidential information.


Community Survey - Round 2

SFUSD is gathering responses to Community Survey #2 from April 25 through May 8.

DAteLocationMaterialsNOTES AND ANALYSIS

April 25 through May 8

(Suvery closed)

N/APrintable surveys

Analysis of survey results by Stanford University

Research Report for Survey II by Stanford University

District Advisory Council (DAC)

The District engages the community on an ongoing basis on each of the focus areas of the Resource Alignment Initiative through the District Advisory Committee (DAC). Meeting since November 2023, the DAC is composed of 15 members of the public. Its role is to deliberate and provide feedback on resource alignment strategies. All DAC meetings are open to the public.

Click here to access all DAC materials

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A previous version of this webpage noted direct outreach to School Site Councils as part of the first phase of community engagement. We apologize that this was incorrectly added to the website. School Site Council members with questions about or input on the RAI should submit a ticket through Resource Link or speak with their principal.

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This page was last updated on June 14, 2024