San Francisco sues schools to reopen classrooms

The city of San Francisco took a dramatic step Wednesday in its effort to get children back into public school classrooms, suing its own school district to try to force open the doors amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Feb. 3)

Video Transcript

DENNIS HERRERA: This morning our office filed a lawsuit in superior court against the San Francisco Board of Education and the San Francisco Unified School District for its failure to formulate a plan designed to get the 54,000 students in the San Francisco Unified School District back to in-class learning as quickly as possible. The plan prepared by the San Francisco Unified School District and adopted by the Board of Education is ambiguous, empty rhetoric. It is a plan to make a plan and is legally insufficient.

MAYOR LONDON BREED: I am the elected leader of this city and I'm not going to stand by while our children and our families continue to suffer with no end in sight. It's not acceptable to tell parents who are already under unbelievable stress and are seeing with their own eyes how their children are falling behind that distance learning is not good enough. This is offensive and completely unacceptable.