News Update

Proposed San Francisco ballot measure would bring schools extra $70 million a year for special programs

San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen and five other supervisors are proposing a ballot measure that would give San Francisco Unified an extra $70 million in city funds every year for the next 25 years to pay for new programs aimed at boosting enrollment, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday.

The proposal would fund programs like accelerated math and literacy curriculum in addition to academic specialists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, after-school programs and athletic or artistic programs, according to the Chronicle. Ronen expects the Board of Supervisors to vote in the next month to send the measure to the November ballot, where it would need simple majority approval to pass.

The fund would use money from existing state property taxes, the Chronicle reported, so it would not raise property taxes.