San Francisco Unified declares state of emergency over payroll issues
San Francisco Unified on Monday declared a state of emergency over a payroll issue that has affected thousands of teachers and staff, with many of them missing paychecks or experiencing errors with benefits like sick time and health care coverage.
The district has made efforts over the past months to fix the payroll problem, but it remains unresolved. In declaring the emergency, the district said it is launching a command center with 60 staff members that will focus on resolving the problem.
“This is an emergency situation that requires extraordinary measures,” Superintendent Matt Wayne said in a statement. “Declaring a state of payroll emergency means we will be doing things differently so that we can do right by our educators and staff. We understand the challenges and disruptions these issues have caused.”