January 24, 2023 – The SF Examiner’s Allyson Aleksey 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 in the story:

John Affeldt, managing attorney of Public Advocates and lead counsel on the Williams case in 2000, said staffing vacancies and turnover at Marina Middle School are “among the worst (staffing) conditions we’ve seen since we filed Williams over 20 years ago. “While hiring is a challenge post-pandemic for most districts, SFUSD needs to be more proactive in addressing the vacancies at Marina Middle School and across the district. Inaction is not an option,” he said.

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