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For more than 12 years, Parents for Public Schools – San Francisco has been assisting families and working to ensure quality public schools for all children in our city. We help parents at each stage of the journey, from introducing them to the enrollment lottery process, to developing parent leaders in the schools and at the district, to improving systems at SFUSD and much more.

We provide essential support to all families in every community across our city, and we work to ensure that the full range of parent voices is part of policy-making at the District and Board of Education. Read more >


What is Happening Now

Navigate School Site Councils, ELACs and more!

School Governance workshop series at the San Francisco Public Library. All workshops will take place at
Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Avenue @ Andover

Schedule of Library Events: Fall / Winter 2014-2015

School Governance Fundamentals | Tues. Sept. 9, 10:30am-12:00pm

English Learner Advisory Council and English Learners | Tues. Oct. 14, 10:30am-12:00pm

The CELDT Test | Tues. Nov. 11, 10:30am-12:00pm

Reviewing your School’s Academic Data | Tues. Dec. 9 10:30am-12:00pm

Aligning Your School’s Budget to the Balanced Scorecard | Tues. Jan. 13, 10:30am-12:00pm

Surveys and Community Meetings | Tues. Feb. 10, 10:30am-12:00pm

Developing Your School’s Balanced Scorecard | Tues. Mar. 10, 10:30am-12:00pm

Monitoring Your School’s Balanced Scorecard | Tues. April 14, 10:30am-12:00pm

For more info see our flyer (pdf). Register online here or call 415.861.7077.

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PPS-SF Public School Enrollment Workshops

PPS-SF offers Parent Education workshops on Public School Enrollment. These interactive presentations include an on-site presentation and handouts for each attendee. The cost of these workshops is only $250. Contact us at info@ppssf.org for more information. To request a workshop please click here.

PPS-SF also offers free Public School Enrollment workshops at Branch Libraries throughout the city. See our Events page for a list of upcoming classes.


Starting your School Search?

Check out our Enrollment pages for a step by step guide on looking for and applying for a San Francisco Public School. Read more >

SFUSD School Fair for the 2015-2016 School Year

Saturday, October 25, 9:30am to 2:30pm
John O’Connell High School, 2355 Folsom St. @ Treat Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110.

All public schools, including Charter schools, will be in attendance. Current application forms, maps, and enrollment guides will be available at the fair.


Tips from Parents

Starr King and Jose Ortega parents gathered advice from current parents on what worked and what didn't when it came to uniforms to help incoming Kindergarten parents get their children ready for the start of school. Read their tips and advice on uniforms (pdf).

Read more great ideas and tips happening at other schools.

If your school has a tip to share with other public school parents, let us know and we will feature on our website.


Get Involved with PPSSF

Join a growing network of public school parents at PPS-SF!


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