Funding Update: The Power of Parent Voice

You did it! Parent advocacy helped to bridge a gap in public funding for PPS-SF.

In the spring of 2018 Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco projected a drastic budget shortfall in the upcoming year, due to a series of shifts in allocation of public funds. The shortfall meant a possible loss of vital programming and reduction in staff hours, with a direct impact on what we offer to public school families. 

In response to our call for help, parents and families quickly sprang into action and mobilized parent voice to remind our city leaders that our services are vital to the well-being of thousands of public school families. 

Nearly 1,000 public school families from the Bayview to North Beach signed our petition, called and emailed elected officials, and spoke on our behalf in public meetings in English, Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Our leaders heard your message and responded in favor of public education and public school families!

Thank you to Mayor Breed, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and the Office of Early Care and Education for the restoration of nearly all of our city funding for the upcoming school year. 

While we are grateful for this funding we must also face the reality that diversifying and stabilizing our funding is critical to our long term survival. We must continue to rely on the support of generous donors like you and seek out new foundation, public, and corporate partnerships.

Thank you for your ongoing support. We couldn’t do it without you!

Because strong schools make a strong city. For all of us. 

-The Team at PPS-SF


About PPS-SF

Since 1999, Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco (PPS-SF) has helped over 295,000 families navigate SFUSD enrollment and become leaders in their schools, building a parent community dedicated to the vision that each child has access to an excellent public education. We are a small but mighty team, hosting workshops and events in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, and English from the Bayview to North Beach to the West Side. We teach parents how to advocate for themselves and in turn inform policy at the district level and beyond. 

Learn more about our mission, vision, and values.