January 23, 2023 – The SF Chronicle’s Jill Tucker writes about Public Advocates’ legal complaint against Marina Middle School and the San Francisco Unified School District.

Public Advocates has filed a Williams complaint with the district to address Marina Middle School’s failure to provide students with the qualified teachers they are entitled to under the law. Attorneys at Public Advocates have uncovered numerous teacher vacancies, teacher misassignments and a pattern of inaction by school administrators. Managing Attorney John Affeldt is quoted:

“The staffing chaos at Marina Middle School, with numerous departures and vacancies, rolling substitutes instead of stable teachers, and unlawful assignments are among the worst conditions we’ve seen since we filed (the Williams case) over 20 years ago,” Affeldt said. “While hiring is a challenge post-pandemic for most districts, SFUSD needs to be much more proactive in addressing the vacancies at Marina Middle and across the district.

Read the article.

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