A regional commission that is revoking City College of San Francisco’s accreditation effective next year asked a judge Monday not to consider a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the commission’s ruling.
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.
State and local teachers’ unions have filed suit in San Francisco Superior Court, in the latest attempt to save City College of San Francisco from closing next summer.
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to stop the agency that certifies two-year colleges in the western U.S. from revoking the accreditation of City College of San Francisco.
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.
There were about two dozen arrests early Wednesday morning at San Francisco City Hall, following a sit-in at the entrance of Mayor Ed Lee’s office by supporters of City College of San Francisco.
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.
Four members of the state legislature are pushing forward with efforts to help the school regain accreditation.
City College of San Francisco is under threat of closure, after the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) recently announced the college will lose its accreditation in July of 2014.