Things have gotten so bad for City College of San Francisco that it could be shut down next academic year. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges is expected to issue a report outlining CCSF’s prospects for the future later this week.
Funding cuts to higher education in California means not only increased tuition and fees for students, but accreditation sanctions against schools like San Francisco’s City College among others.
An insert in the San Francisco Examiner Monday listed 35 pages of names, and the amount owed, dating back more than ten years. Some had more than $2,000 headed their way.
The culinary arts and hospitality program must cut $250,000 from its $1.6 million budget, which will prompt the closure of the cafeteria in three months unless additional funds can be found, department chair Tannis Reinhertz said Friday.
The man accused of murdering five people in San Francisco on Friday was set to be deported from the U.S. in 2006 but ended up staying after Vietnamese authorities failed to provide travel documents for him.
Five homicide victims, four of them related, were found in a home a block from City College of San Francisco, according to police.
City College of San Francisco’s elected trustees often skip meetings but still collect monthly $500 stipends.
San Francisco’s City College is just one of many campuses to participate in Sunday’s Hands Across America protest to show support for higher education.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Wednesday announced a plan to implement the city’s new local hiring law, and on Thursday City College trustees announced a similar resolution to address what they say is a lack of local hiring at one of their campuses.
An introduction of a private bill from U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has temporarily halted the deportation of a San Francisco community college nursing student who has been living in the country illegally.