SF Parent Action Events

Past Events

The S.F. School Board: A Work in Progress  

On Thursday, November 16, 2023, SF Parent Action, Westside Family Democratic Club, and GrowSF hosted a special Zoom informational event for the community, and heard from special guests Board of Education Commissioners Jenny Lam and Lisa Weissman-Ward on The SF School Board: A Work in Progress. Speakers shared information on what an effective school board is supposed to do, provided updated on how the school board has been doing since the historic 2022 School Board Recall, and learned how to get involved in supporting and also holding the School Board accountable to effective, student-centered leadership.

Board of Ed Fellowship Graduation Party with Mayor London Breed

On May 24, 2023, nine public school parent leaders graduated from SF Parent Action's inaugural Board of Education Bootcamp Fellowship program. The 5-session program brought in expert speakers on public education as well as public education leaders and elected officials (former and current) to train these parents on what it's like to serve on the School Board, what makes an effective commissioner, how to ensure equitable and excellent public schools, and the basics of running for office in S.F. We celebrated this important milestone with Mayor London Breed and other elected officials from the SF Board of Supervisors and Board of Education. Many families, educators, and supporters came out to celebrate and show their support.

Beyond the Recall: The Future of Education in SF

On Friday October 14, 2022, SF Parent Action and ~70 community members were joined over Zoom by special guest Mayor London Breed. During the event we heard updates from current public school parents on what the community should know in advance of the November 2022 SF school board election, including how the school board had been doing since the February recall. Mayor London Breed and current public school families talked about the candidates and why they encouraged the public to pay attention to the School Board election in November 2022 and always--as an important way to keep supporting our public schools.

SF Parent Action Candidate Forum, July 2022

On July 16, 2022, SF Parent Action hosted a candidate forum and heard from all the candidates. Parent and student leaders asked questions of the candidates to discover more about their priorities for SFUSD if they win in November and serve on the School Board for the next four years.

Watch and learn what they had to say👇:

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