A non-jury trial is underway in California Superior Court to determine if an accrediting evaluation of San Francisco City College was unfair or unlawful.
A San Francisco Superior Court judge decided Friday that a lawsuit over whether City College of San Francisco wrongly faced the loss of its accreditation by a regional accrediting commission will proceed to trial next month.
A judge ruled this morning that a lawsuit filed on behalf of beleaguered City College of San Francisco against a regional accrediting commission can continue despite the school’s accreditation no longer being in imminent danger of revocation.
City College of San Francisco is expected to retain its accreditation and will not be forced to close. On Wednesday, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges proposed new rules in a turn of events.
The fight to keep City College of San Francisco open continued Thursday in a local courtroom where attorneys argued that the practices a regional commission used in deciding to revoke the school’s accreditation do not amount to proper due process.
The city of San Francisco and a teacher’s union both asked a Superior Court judge on Monday for a preliminary injunction blocking the revocation of accreditation of City College of San Francisco in July.
The regional panel that decided last month to revoke the accreditation of City College of San Francisco effective next year is now under increased review itself after state legislators Wednesday approved a request to audit the organization.
Students from City College of San Francisco took over City Hall Tuesday night, protesting a recent decision by a regional panel to revoke the school’s accreditation and to seek Mayor Ed Lee’s help.
City College of San Francisco teachers and their advocates say a decision to revoke the school’s accreditation should be overturned after the U.S. Department of Education issued a letter finding fault with the regional panel that made the decision.