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Apply Online for School Meals

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Additional Proposed Amendments to the CORE Waiver

CORE logoAlong with the six other California Office to Reform Education (CORE) districts, SFUSD has been working to develop and implement the School Quality Improvement System (SQIS) as a guideline on how to best include equity in academic, social-emotional and cultural domains. This work is what the CORE Waiver is based on and what we will use instead of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) guidelines. The SQIS and the CORE Waiver are works in progress, and right now we have two proposed amendments we are seeking public comments on.

Public comments can be submitted online, emailed to, faxed to 916-244-0250, or mailed to 1107 9th Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814. Comments must be submitted between Aug. 18 and Sept. 12. The CORE Board, comprised of the superintendents of the CORE districts, will review comments, make a final decision, and submit the finalized amendment requests to the U.S. Department of Education in September.

Learn More about New Testing for New Standards on Sept. 18

PencilThis is the first year the new Smarter Balanced Assessments will measure student success in meeting the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Join us at one of our parent information sessions on Thursday Sept. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Civic Center Secondary School Auditorium to learn how the new test will measure student learning in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math. Staff from the humanities, math and educational technology departments will be on hand to share information.

Family Empowerment Conference on Sept. 27

Ready to make a difference? Set to learn, share and build together? Then go to the Family Empowerment Conference on Saturday, Sept. 27! We’ll provide free breakfast and lunch, child care and interpretation while you check out the resource fair and interactive workshops.

Enrollment Fair on Saturday, Oct. 25

Enrollment FairLooking to apply for school for 2015-16? Mark your calendar for the enrollment fair on Saturday, October 25! All our schools will be there to answer your questions, and in addition, we’ll have workshops on everything from special education to language pathways to the overall application process. If you can’t wait until the school fair and want to get information early, come to an Early Bird Enrollment Workshop.

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) for 2014-15

Group of students with their arms in the airAfter consulting with parents, community members and organizations, we've finalized the LCAP, the report through which we show how the funds from the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) will be used.

SFUSD – UESF Negotiation Updates

The negotiations between the District and UESF teachers and paraprofessionals began on February 19, 2014. Please check out the latest summaries of the bargaining session to stay informed of our progress.

Free Muni for Youth Program

Low- and moderate-income San Francisco youth between the ages of 5 to 17 can apply for SFMTA's Free Muni for Youth program. Find out about eligibility requirements and how to apply.

Updated School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs)

School accountability report cards (SARCs) for every district school can be downloaded from individual school profile pages. See a list of all our schools. If you should need a written copy of a SARC, you can obtain one from your school principal or contact the Research, Planning and Accountability Department at (415) 241-6454.

School Meal Menus

Did you know can set up a pre-pay account for your child's school meals or apply for free and reduced lunch online? Sign up today!

Interactive School Selector

Select different features and find matching schools with our interactive school selector.

School Information

Find school phone numbers, maps, school websites, SchoolLoop links, SARC info, and more by choosing a school below:

English Language Learners

Find out about services for English language learners.

Special Education

Special education is instruction specifically designed to address the educational and related developmental needs of children with disabilities.

Does your child need an assessment for special education or special education services?

All children develop at different rates and in different ways. Read more if you think your child may have a disability.

Section 504 Rehabilitation Act Program

Section 504 enables a student with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity to receive accommodations and/or related services to ensure equal access to education. Find out more about our Rehabilitation Act Program.

Free Translation & Interpretation Services

The Translation and Interpretation Unit (TIU) has revised its Chinese/English/Spanish glossary of educational terms specific to SFUSD. It is a living document and it will be updated on a regular basis. Read the latest version of the glossary.

You can download our translated documents in multiple languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Arabic. We also provide translation and interpretation services:

Facilities Use Permit Fee Structure

We have a new fee structure for using and renting SFUSD facilities:

  • All groups will now pay the full cost of staffing, such as having custodians, security, technical support, or kitchen staff on hand
  • Facility costs will be discounted for district or school site programs, events serving SFUSD students, and community groups and nonprofits
  • Permit application fees will be waived for district or school site programs and events serving SFUSD students

Find out more about the new permit fee schedule, or visit Using and Renting SFUSD Facilities to download permit applications, read our FAQ, and learn about renting SFUSD facilities.

Orientation for Community Groups on Monday, September 8

Save the date! The orientation for community groups providing services to SFUSD students will be on Monday, September 8. More details and a reservation form coming soon.

SFUSD – UESF Negotiation Updates

The negotiations between the District and UESF teachers and paraprofessionals began on February 19, 2014.  Please check out the latest summaries of the bargaining session to stay informed of our progress.

Guide to Parent- and Community-Funded Programs for Schools

This guide offers a general overview of procedures for depositing funds raised by parent and community groups into school trust accounts and an FAQ on navigating SFUSD policies, including how to tell if you need a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or a facilities use permit.

MOUs for Community-Based Organizations and Agencies

All organizations or agencies that provide services to students in any public school, even free of charge to SFUSD, need to have a Board-approved formal agreement with SFUSD called a “Memorandum of Understanding,” or MOU.

New for 2014-15

  • Agencies may now have an MOU that's valid for up to two fiscal years!
  • Updated MOU templates will be available online by Monday, July 7

Need Help With Your MOU?

Weekly Office Hours and MOU Assistance at SFUSD’s Office of Family & Community Engagement

Tuesdays: 1 PM to 3 PM
Wednesdays: 9 AM to 11 AM
Thursdays: 3 PM to 5 PM
(other times by appointment)

555 Franklin Street
(415) 241-6000 x3034

21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Application

San Francisco Unified School District’s ExCEL After School Program intends to submit a proposal to the California Department of Education (CDE) for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (Cohort 9) FY 2014-2015 application. The application will be submitted on behalf of schools that meet the eligibility requirements. For more information contact the ExCEL After School Program Office at

Impact Learning. Impact Lives.

Our strategic plan “Beyond the Talk” launched in 2008, and since then our collective efforts have yielded incremental annual gains in achievement for all students. Now, five years later and with a new leadership team at the helm, we have refreshed and deepened this plan so it continues to serve as our north star.

2013 Annual & 5 Year Developer Fee Report

Each year the District provides to the public information on impact fees received from new residential and commercial/industrial development.  The 2013 Annual & 5 Year Developer Fee Report documents the collection and expenditure of Developer Fees used to mitigate the impact of new development on the school facilities.

Community Bulletin

Learn about upcoming events and activities offered by community organizations  here.

Doing Business with SFUSD


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How do I volunteer in a school?

There are many opportunities for community members to volunteer in schools. The San Francisco Education Fund can match you to a teacher that has requested a volunteer.

How do I check a reference for a job applicant formerly employed by SFUSD?

You may contact the Human Resources Office at (415) 241-6101. 

How do I get approval to distribute information to staff, students, and/or parents?

All fliers and distributions to school sites from community organizations must be reviewed and approved by contacting the Office of Public Outreach and Communications at (415) 241-6565. Find out more.

How can community organizations partner with SFUSD?

Community organizations can partner with SFUSD by becoming an approved Community Based Organization (CBO). Find out more.

Learn more about the district's Bond proposition

Launch and Build a Career in SFUSD

At SFUSD we want all employees to be able to envision their career with us where they can serve students in multiple capacities. View the following presentation to find out more about how you can start and grow your career as an educator in SFUSD:

SFUSD Career Pathways presentation

Certificated Careers

All positions requiring a credential

APPLY NOW for certificated positions

Classified Careers

All positions that do not require a credential

APPLY NOW for classified positions

From Mónica Vásquez, Chief Administrative Officer:

People are the most important part of any organization. Here in SFUSD's Human Resources department we are committed to excellent customer service and supporting the people who make this organization thrive — our teachers, administrators, and classified staff as well as our parents and the broader community. Our district vision is to ensure that all SFUSD students graduate ready for college or career and to excel as 21st century citizens. In Human Resources we play a critical role toward this vision by ensuring we recruit, develop and help retain the best teachers, leaders and staff for our students and families.

Human Resources Mission Statement

We are committed to providing employment, support, and information services to applicants, employers, and the community in an efficient, responsive, and courteous manner to best achieve the educational goals of the San Francisco Unified School District.