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Member, Community College BoardCity of San FranciscoNovember 8, 2016California General Election

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November 8, 2016California General Election

City of San FranciscoMember, Community College Board

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Community College Board Trustee / Researcher
135,393 votes (16.82%)
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  • Hire a chancellor: One of the most important job of a Board of Trustees is to hire the chancellor. This year, the board will be engaging in that hiring process.
  • Increase enrollment: Our enrollment is down by 32 percent in the last 5 years, and 7 percent from last year. Since we are funded based on enrollment, it is crucial that we increase the enrollment. I think there are many opportunities to do this.
  • Create an alumni association: An estimated 1 in 7 people in San Francisco have been touched by City College, but we're not tracking those people. An alumni association would create opportunities for mentorships, internships, and funding.
Profession:Community College Board Trustee & Policy Researcher
Community College Board Trustee, San Francisco Community College Board — Elected position (2014current)
CA School of Professional Psychology/Alliant PhD, Forensic Psychology (2006)

Dr. Amy Bacharach was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2014. She is a Senior Research Analyst with the Judicial Council’s Center for Families, Children, and the Courts, where she works on state policy issues primarily in the areas of juvenile justice, collaborative justice (e.g., drug courts, mental health courts, girls’ courts), and human trafficking, specializing in evidence-based practices. She has conducted extensive research on collaborative justice and juvenile issues, including runaway behavior, substance abuse, and survival sex and human trafficking in adolescents, and has authored numerous articles and reports and a book chapter. She also serves on statewide task forces related to these issues. In addition to her work with the Judicial Council, she spent many years as an adjunct professor and in 2013 was named one of the top 25 forensic psychology professors nationwide. She was a recipient of a Fulbright Award in Egypt to study women’s experiences with a new law allowing them to ask for divorce; however, the Egyptian government refused to grant her clearance to conduct this research.

 

 

Originally from Philadelphia, Trustee Bacharach had lived in France and Mexico City and travelled extensively around the world before calling San Francisco home. Trustee Bacharach holds a Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology and a certificate in Organizational Development. 

  • SEIU 1021
  • All of my colleagues on the Community College Board
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • London Breed, President, San Francisco Board of Supervisors*
  • Mark Leno, CA State Senator*
  • David Chiu, CA State Assembly, District 17*
  • Phil Ting, CA State Assembly, District 19*
  • Fiona Ma, CA Board of Equalization*
  • Betty Yee, State Controller*
  • Gavin Newsom, CA Lt. Governor*
  • Congressman Eric Swalwell
  • Congresswoman Jackie Speier
  • Mayor Ed Lee
  • Carmen Chu, Assessor/Recorder*
  • Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender*
  • Scott Wiener, San Francisco Board of Supervisors*
  • Katy Tang, San Francisco Board of Supervisors*
  • Mark Farrell, San Francisco Board of Supervisors*
  • George Gascón, San Francisco District Attorney*
  • Matt Haney, President, San Francisco Board of Education*
  • Dr. Emily Murase, San Francisco Board of Education*
  • Rachel Norton, San Francisco Board of Education*
  • Shamann Walton, San Francisco Board of Education*
  • Jill Wynns, San Francisco Board of Education*
  • House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
  • Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club
  • Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 104
  • Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 38
  • San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Parent PAC (Political Action Committee)
  • San Francisco Women’s Political Committee (SFWPC)
  • Noe Valley Democratic Club
  • San Francisco Democrats for Change
  • Potrero Hill Democratic Club
  • Richmond District Democratic Club
  • Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club
  • Willie B. Kennedy Democratic Club
  • SF Moderates
  • San Francisco Firefighters
  • San Francisco Police Officers Association
  • City Democratic Club
  • Bay Area Reporter (B.A.R.)
  • Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
  • Evolve California
  • District 5 Democratic Club
  • Democratic Women in Action
  • FDR Democratic Club for Seniors and People with Disabilities
  • New Avenues Democratic Club
  • Chinese American Democratic Club
  • IBEW Local Union 6
1.
Years of Controversy

Many people believe that the City College of San Francisco has been damaged by years of controversy. How will you repair that damage?

Answer from Amy Bacharach:

When I ran last time, one of my goals was to make sure that City College has a seat at the table and is working closely with SFUSD. I am now the co-chair of a joint committee between CCSF and SFUSD. One of my goals is to work closely with SFUSD to bring as many HS students and graduates into CCSF as possible. In the past, HS students have comprised a small percentage of overall enrollment. I believe that we can significantly increase this percentage and boost enrollment. I also want to create new collaborative partnerships with industries and professions in the Bay Area to provide vocational and skills training for the people in those industries and professions. We’ve done a great job at supplying the majority of nurses and culinary staff in the Bay Area; I’d like to see that applied to many other sectors. We should also be providing the training and education for existing employers in SF, including the County of San Francisco! My primary goal for this next term continues to be starting an alumni association for the estimated 1 in 7 or 8 San Franciscans who have been touched by City College. This will create so many more opportunities for our students, from funding to mentorships to job opportunities.

In addition to working with the community, we repair the damage by continuing to ensure that City College is available, accessible, and affordable for our entire community.

2.
Financial Health of Community Colleges

What specific ideas do you have to improve the financial health of our community colleges?

Answer from Amy Bacharach:

I am running for re-election to continue the work that this dynamic Board has been doing since having our power restored. I am passionate about higher education as I am a living example of the opportunities that higher education can provide, having gone from high-school dropout to Ph.D. in less than 20 years. I have a unique perspective on the board due to my work in developing and analyzing policy, implementing evidence-based practices, and making hard decisions, as well as my work as an adjunct professor for many years, which brings a faculty perspective. I am a pragmatic, independent, strong, and unifying leader, which is exactly what City College needs right now. My vision is for the Board to move forward with strengthening the institution as a whole, making sure that the community’s needs are being met with high-quality education and training and that the college is on track for financial stability. The Board must also rebuild mutual trust with all of its stakeholders, including faculty and staff, students, the community, the state chancellor’s office, and even the accrediting agency.

In the last two years since I was elected, I’ve introduced resolutions calling for Prop 13 reform and supporting gun safety measures, and supporting AB 2822, which will provide emergency financial aid for students as crises arise so they don’t have to drop out of school. I also recently wrote an op-ed supporting the Free City College initiative, and will help campaign for the real estate transfer tax in November to fund it, as well as the parcel tax extension. I have a unique perspective on the board having been on the faculty side and being a researcher guided by best practice approaches. I am also a pragmatic, independent, strong, and unifying leader, which is exactly what City College needs right now. 

Finding new, creative ways to increase revenue for CCSF is a major priority. Creating a strong alumni network with an endowment and engaging the business, government, and nonprofit communities will help with this priority. There are also new grant funding opportunities in conjunction with criminal justice realignment that may be available for important programs such as Second Chances and Guardian Scholars.

 

I am a proud graduate of Emerge California and have been an elected delegate to the California Democratic Party since 2011. This year, I was elected to be a Hillary delegate to the Democratic National Convention. I have been part of the finance council for Hillary since the “Ready for Hillary” campaign. I was a founding member of Vaccinate California and worked closely with Senators Pan and Allen to pass SB277, which was important to me as a new mom. I am currently working on legislation that will close the loophole in the Paid Family Leave Act that will allow public employees to be eligible. I am also a member of Assemblyman David Chiu’s Women’s Advisory Committee.

 

 

Locally, I have served on the Community College Board for the last two years. In my time in San Francisco, I have served on the San Francisco Women’s Political Committee as a policy advocate for issues dealing with girls and women. I was also on the board of the National Council of Jewish Women, which focuses on lobbying at the local and state level to combat human trafficking, prevent family violence, promote girls' education, and advocate for restorative justice, and have served on the United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council, whose goal is to reduce poverty in the Bay Area by half by 2020. I also currently serve on the board of the Richmond District Neighborhood Center. I have raised money, phone banked, and walked countless precincts for local democratic candidates and local and state initiatives. I also registered voters and phone banked for Obama during the 2008 and 2012 campaigns and for Allyson Schwartz for PA governor, and I have been part of the National Finance Council for the Hillary For American campaign and for the Ready for Hillary Campaign before that.  

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Member, Community College Board
156,306 votes (19.42%)Winning
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  • Increasing accessibility to underserved communities
  • Maintaining City College's accredidation
  • Ensuring City College's financial stability
Profession:Member of Board of Trustees at City College of San Francisco
Trustee, City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees — Elected position (2015current)
Trustee, City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees — Appointed position (20152015)
Special Assistant to the Regional Administrator, General Services Administration — Appointed position (20142015)
Deputy Director of Community and Government Affairs, City and County of San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department (20112014)
Legislative Aid, Office of Supervisor Bevan Dufty — Appointed position (20102011)
Special Assistant and Neighborhood Liaison, Office of Mayor Gavin Newsom — Appointed position (20072009)
Campaign Manager, Re-elect Bevan Dufty (20062006)
San Francisco State University Master of Arts, Public Administration (2012)
University of California Berkeley Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Public Policy (2006)
Grossmont Community College (2003)
Emeritus Member, Board of Directors, Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club (2007current)
Member, Community Services Committee, League of California Cities (20132014)
Member, Board of Directors, San Francisco LGBT Community Center (20122014)

I am running for re-election to the SF Community College Board because as a product of the California Community College system, I know how important this institution is for many who need access to affordable quality education. I also understand the issues that many students face and have been working hard over the past year as a Trustee to ensure that City College stays accredited, accessible, and affordable. I want to make sure that my set of skills and abilities are put to use in service of the betterment of City College and to make sure that San Franciscans are afforded the same opportunities that I was.

Over the past year as a Trustee I have focused a great deal of my attention to supporting and reaching out to traditionally underserved students in High School, Middle School, and currently enrolled at City College. I was very proud to have been able to co-host the first African-American and Students of Color Welcome Reception at CCSF last fall. The reception aimed to connect the incoming students to current students, alumni, and student resources offered on campus to make sure they are successful and live up to their full potential.

As a current Trustee on the Board, I have had over a year of experience working on the issues that City College faces and am proud to say that I have been a part of several successes that the Community College Board has achieved. When I first joined the Board of Trustees, City College was facing an accreditation and financial crisis, its enrollment numbers were at historic lows and were followed by cuts in state funding. With my leadership the board has made decisions that have set City College back on a steady accreditation and financial path. I have been able to do so through strong relationships with colleagues and my ability to form coalitions in order to achieve real results.

The accreditation crisis provided the College District and the Board with the opportunity to really look at how the Trustees have governed and made decisions in the past. City College is currently accredited and in its final year of “restoration status”. This status has never occurred before, and is something new that was created after the City Attorney’s lawsuit. One of the requirements of restoration requires us as an institution to create and submit a Comprehensive Self Evaluation Report, including addressing 32 specific areas of "continuing noncompliance", to the Accrediting Commission on Community and Junior Colleges (ACCKJC). I am very proud that the Board has voted to approve the self-evaluation at our study session on July 14th. An external review by the visiting team will take place the week of October 10th. If the External Review finds that we meet or exceed all these requirements then we will be moved from “restoration status” to “reaffirmation of accreditation.” I am proud to say that over the past two years my colleagues and I have received numerous trainings on accreditation, budgeting, enrollment management, labor negotiations, student success, team building, and also how to make decisions on complex items that could be outside of our core expertise. You could say that we are the best trained College Board in California and are fully prepared for the visit this October.

The City College Board along with our Chancellor has also reached a tentative agreement with our faculty union after long contract negotiations. I am thrilled that we can now give our faculty a well-deserved raise, avoiding a strike, while maintaining City College’s financial stability. Great things happen when good people work together.

Other achievements that I am proud of are the establishment of a partnership between City College and Five Keys Charter School at SF County Jail, the revival of the San Francisco School Board and Community College Board Joint Committee that I am apart of and my sponsorship of Emergency Student Aid for students who need it. We also recently launched an initiative to make City College free to people that either live or work in San Francisco. This bill which I co-sponsored passed the board unanimously and if passed by the voters this Fall, San Francisco will be one of the first cities in the country to truly invest in local higher public education.

My top three policy priorities are:

Accessibility: Since community colleges receive a significant amount of funding based on the number of “full time enrolled student”, we need to strengthen our enrollment rates to maintain our classes and services for students by improving our marketing and presence throughout San Francisco. I will also promote initiatives to expand affordability, such as the proposed city ordinance to make City College Free, and the proposal for Expanded Emergency Aid.

Accreditation: Maintaining accreditation is essential to assure quality education for our students. We are in the final year of “restoration status” the Board has approved and submitted a Comprehensive Self Evaluation Report addressing 32 areas of “continuing noncompliance” to the ACCJC. I will continue working with my colleagues to ensure decisions are made to achieve a “reaffirmation of accreditation” after our external review on the week of October 10th.

Financial Stability: I am committed to maintaining stable financial footing through prudent financial policies and responsible management of reserves and voter approved bond funds. I am also committed to fighting for the parcel tax on this November’s ballot for long term stability, building stronger partnerships with the city, SFUSD, and other organizations to grow back our enrollment.

Another final important focus is the selection of a new permanent Chancellor by next Summer. Something that I am focused on as well to ensure that the choice reflects not only the diversity of our students and city but also understands the important role education plays in people's’ lives.

I am proud to have the endorsements of over 100 organizations, elected officials, and community leaders, because they know that I am the right choice to serve on the City College Board at this critical time. As of today, I have been endorsed by the SF Democratic Party, SF Parent PAC, Rep. Jackie Speier, Congressional District 14, Attorney General Kamala Harris, State Controller Betty Yee State, Board of Equalization Chair Fiona Ma, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, Supervisor London Breed, Supervisor Malia Cohen, Supervisor Jane Kim and Supervisor Katy Tang to name a few.

For a full list of my endorsements visit http://www.alexrandolph.com/endorsements.

  • Please visit www.alexrandolph.com/endorsements for a full list of endorsements
— September 26, 2016 Mayor Ed Lee
Incumbent
177,436 votes (22.05%)Winning
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  • Our first priority must be to keep the College open and accredited.
  • We have to competently implement policies that will grow our enrollment in the years ahead and align our schedule with our actual enrollment.
  • Other priorities include preserving access to City College’s amazing diversity of programs; building the Performing Arts Center; and improving the traffic, transit and pedestrian access situation around the Phelan Campus.
Profession:Deputy City Attorney, Office of the Oakland City Attorney
President, member, City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees — Elected position (2013current)
Member, San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee — Elected position (2006current)
Commissioner, San Francisco Board of Appeals — Elected position (20082010)
University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law Juris Doctor, Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law (2000)
Harvard University, JOHN F. KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT Master in Public Policy, Housing, Urban Economic Development and Transportation (1999)
Yale University Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, History (1996)
Board Chair, San Francisco LGBT Community Center (2012current)
Board Member, Livable City (20062012)

San Francisco has been good to me.  Growing up here as a kid living with foster families, lots of people stepped up to help me make my way.  With their help and generous financial aid, I was able to attend and graduate from Lick-Wilmerding High School and go on to earn degrees from Yale, Harvard and UC Berkeley.  Today I am a Deputy City Attorney in Oakland.  In my free time I try to give back to the City that gave so much to me.  In 2010, I ran to represent District 8 on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and although I did not win that race, it was a great honor to earn the votes of nearly 15,000 voters who shared my vision of San Francisco as a city that leaves no one behind, a place where every child has the same opportunities to survive and thrive that I did.  

In 2012, as City College of San Francisco was descending into an accreditation crisis that continues to threaten the survival of one of San Francisco’s most vital institutions, I ran for the College District’s Board of Trustees and won.  Within six months of my joining the Board in January 2013, the ACCJC announced it would be terminating City College’s accreditation and shutting the institution down by July 2014.  Following on that announcement the State Chancellor suspended the locally elected Board and replaced us with an appointed Special Trustee.  As a trustee-in-exile over the next year and a half, I joined the fight for fair accreditation in California and worked tirelessly to reverse the ACCJC’s termination decision.  In addition to traveling across the State to explain our fight at other community colleges, I urged the City Attorney to sue the ACCJC and worked closely with his attorneys to strengthen their case, and I lobbied local, State and Federal elected officials to build support for City College and for accreditation reform.  No member of our Board of Trustees was more outspoken or persistent in fighting back against the injustice of what was happening to City College. 

Since the State Chancellor began restoring the Board in late 2014, I believe that my leadership has helped hold the Board together and prove that locally elected leadership can govern the college responsibly and progressively.  I am proud of the work I have done to save City College, restore local control and help the College begin to recover from the accreditation crisis.  However, significant challenges remain: our enrollment is down by a third, our financial future is consequently uncertain, and after nearly a decade of crisis (first the recession, then the accreditation debacle) the institution is in need of a lot of healing.  I am running for re-election because I believe I have the right skills and values to continue to champion the College and help assure its recovery.  

  • Harvey Milk and Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Clubs
  • San Francisco Democratic Party
  • San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, Bay Guardian, Bay Area Reporter
Education Development Director
191,317 votes (23.77%)Winning
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  • Preserve accreditation for City College
  • Ensure independent oversight of voter-approved funding
  • Stop relying on cuts to balance the budget and increase enrollment revenue
Profession:Education Development Director
Education Development Director, California Student Sustainability Coalition (2016current)
Community Engagement Specialist, Preterm Birth Initiative, UCSF (2016current)
Director of Organizing and Research, Center for Young Women’s Development (20142015)
Field Organizer, David Campos for State Assembly (20142015)
Change Walmart Fellow, Jobs with Justice (20132013)
San Francisco Youth Commission, City of San Francisco — Appointed position (20032005)
Graduate, Emerge California (2016)
City College of San Francisco Associates Degree (A.A.), Social and Behavioral Science (2012)
Graduate, Urban Solutions Enterprising Women (2012)
Graduate, Women’s Initiative for Self Employment (2010)
Women’s Foundation of California Women’s Policy Institute Fellow (2009)
Vice Chair of Finance, District 5 Democratic Club (2015current)
Communications Officer, Student Senate for California Community Colleges, (20142015)
Student Trustee, Board of Trustees, Board of Trustees, City College of San Francisco (20132015)
Region III External Affairs Senator, Student Senate for California Community Colleges, (20132014)
President, Associated Students, Ocean Campus, City College of San Francisco (20122013)

A native San Franciscan and proud graduate of City College, I have spent the past four years fighting to save City College from loss of accreditation and closure. I served two terms as Student Trustee to the Board and on the Student Senate for California Community Colleges as Communications Officer and External Affairs Officer for Region 3, the Bay Area region. In these roles, I mobilized thousands of San Franciscans, and advocated alongside the college’s students, faculty and classified staff, as well as city and statewide elected officials, to keep City College’s doors open.

I have over 16 years of professional development training and experience combined with lived experiences in the communities that City College serves. I have worked for numerous nonprofit agencies and labor organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for marginalized, low income communities such as: the Center for Young Women’s Development, Youth Leadership Institute, UNITE HERE Local 2, Jobs with Justice, and Urban Services YMCA.


I am a 2005 Jefferson Award recipient, and have been honored for my work in co-founding Youth Treatment and Education Court Leadership Fellows, as I helped develop a curriculum to train court administrators, judges, probation officers and thousands of service providers nationwide in culturally competent drug treatment for youth. I was recognized for my CCSF advocacy by the San Francisco Women’s Political Committee in 2015, with the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club’s “City College Champion” Award in 2014 and the San Francisco Bay Guardian Local Hero Award in 2013. I am a graduate of the Women’s Policy Institute, the Women’s Initiative for Self Employment, the School for Organizing, Unity and Liberation (SOUL), and have served on the San Francisco Youth Commission Board, the Juvenile Justice Commission Board and other community boards. I am an Emerge California alumna, class of 2016.

  • San Francisco Democratic Party
  • San Francisco Examiner
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Jackie Speier, Congresswoman of California’s 14th District
  • Betty Yee, California State Controller
  • Bevan Dufty, San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee
  • Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender
  • David Chiu, State Assemblymember, California’s 17th District
  • Tom Ammiano, Former State Assemblymember
  • John Burton, California Democratic Party Chair
  • Rafael Madelman, President, City College Board of Trustees
  • Alex Randolph, City College Trustee
  • Brigitte Davila, City College Trustee
  • John Rizzo, City College Trustee
  • Eric Mar, District 1 Supervisor
  • David Campos, District 5 Supervisor
  • Malia Cohen, District 10 Supervisor
  • Aaron Peskin, District 3 Supervisor
  • London Breed, President, SF Board of Supervisors
  • Jane Kim, District 6 Supervisor
  • John Avalos, District 11 Supervisor
  • Matt Haney, President, SFUSD Board of Education
  • Shamann Walton, Vice President, SFUSD Board of Education
  • Sandra Lee Fewer, Commissioner, SFUSD Board of Education
  • Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
  • Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club
  • San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Equality California
  • San Francisco Green Party
  • San Francisco Women’s Political Committee
  • San Francisco Tenants Union
  • California Nurses Association
  • San Francisco Labor Council
  • San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council
  • City College Faculty, American Federation of Teachers 2121
  • Latino Democratic Club
  • United Educators of San Francisco
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers
Small Business Owner
142,452 votes (17.7%)Winning
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  • Create a common sense budget. I will cut spending on high-priced consultants and bloated salaries for middle management, and invest the savings to prevent necessary classes from being cut and provide a living wage to our workers and faculty.
  • Get San Francisco students into City College. I will focus on rebuilding the relationship between San Francisco Unified School District and City College to build an enrollment bridge for students.
  • Restore Confidence in City College. I will use my experience to create a vigorous community outreach campaign to undo the damage the accreditation crisis has done to student enrollment.
Profession:Small Business Owner/ LGBT Activist
Small Business Owner, Virgil's Sea Room (2013current)
Marketing & Communications Consultant, Self (2011current)
Communications Director, Re-Elect David Campos for Supervisor (20122012)
Program & Marketing Coordinator, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center (20082011)
San Francisco State BA, Political Science (2009)
Co-Chair & Member, SoMa Community Stabilization Fund Community Advisory Committee (2011current)
Board Secretary, Mission-Bernal Merchants Association (20152016)
President, Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club (20132015)
Member, San Francisco Human Rights Commission LGBT Advisory Committee (20122012)
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  • San Francisco Democratic Party
  • San Francisco Examiner
  • San Francisco Bay Guardian
1.
Years of Controversy

Many people believe that the City College of San Francisco has been damaged by years of controversy. How will you repair that damage?

Answer from Tom Temprano:

The first, and simplest thing that we must do is address our enrollment crisis and fight back against plans to cut 26% of our classes. The last thing that we should be doing at a time when we need increased enrollment is cutting the classes that our students want and need. Rebuilding City College’s relationship with SFUSD will be one of my biggest priorities as Trustee, and it is critical to solving our enrollment crisis. It is unacceptable that each year 1,000 SFUSD graduates do not go on to a 4-year or Community College. City College should be present on SFUSD campuses, enrolling students before they graduate and looking for new opportunities to encourage concurrent enrollment. Additionally, City College needs to be proactively engaging our city workers to enroll them in ongoing education and training at City College. The Board of Trustees also needs to lead a real grassroots marketing effort to let San Francisco know that our school is accredited and open for business. CCSF faculty and students have done an incredible job engaging the community to get our enrollment back and its time for the Trustees to join the effort.  As Trustee I would use my background in marketing and connections to the community to actively engage city agencies, non-profits and community groups to build the sort of deeper relationships necessary to restore our enrollment.

2.
Financial Health of Community Colleges

What specific ideas do you have to improve the financial health of our community colleges?

Answer from Tom Temprano:

The first, and simplest thing that we must do is address our enrollment crisis and fight back against plans to cut 26% of our classes. The last thing that we should be doing at a time when we need increased enrollment is cutting the classes that our students want and need. Rebuilding City College’s relationship with SFUSD will be one of my biggest priorities as Trustee, and it is critical to solving our enrollment crisis. It is unacceptable that each year 1,000 SFUSD graduates do not go on to a 4-year or Community College. City College should be present on SFUSD campuses, enrolling students before they graduate and looking for new opportunities to encourage concurrent enrollment. Additionally, City College needs to be proactively engaging our city workers to enroll them in ongoing education and training at City College.

 

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