What Parents Need to Know

Read, learn and find out about some of the current policy changes happening in the district.  Click the links below to get information about the following SFUSD policies:

 A-G Graduation Requirements: A-G Requirements are a new set of courses that SFUSD is requiring for students to graduate.

Common Core: The Common Core Standards were created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they attend school.

Family Engagement Plan: In 2012, San Francisco Unified School District published a working draft of their Family Engagement and Partnership Plan, that includes many strategies to increase parent engagement and collaboration between families and schools.

Family Engagement Standards: San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) standards for family engagement that acknowledges the importance of good communication between families and schools, and the importance of families as partners in student education.

Local Control Funding Formula/Local Control and Accountability Plan: California has adopted a new funding model called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) that is designed to make the schools more equitable and provide resources for students who have been historically underserved, such as English Language Learners, low income students, and youth in foster care.

School Quality Improvement System: In 2013, the District adopted the School Quality Improvement System that is built upon four foundational goals: college and career ready expectations for all students; a focus on collective responsibility, accountability, and action; the development of internal motivation for change; and focused capacity-building for effective instruction and leadership

Smarter Balanced Assessments: The Smarter Balanced Assessment replaces the California Standardized Testing and Reporting and will measure student learning of the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for both English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics.