Happy Women’s History Month!
SFUSD Insider | March 2024
Dear SFUSD Colleagues:

Happy Women’s History Month! I want to take this opportunity to honor the women in my life, especially my mom, my wife, my daughter, my teachers and my colleagues, who have all been part of making our world a better place. Across SFUSD this month and all year long, we celebrate and uplift women, as well as gender diversity. In fact, we have guidance to support educators in incorporating gender-inclusive practices and fostering inclusive school communities.


Speaking of students, I hope you’ve had a chance to watch the student performances at the beginning of the School Planning Summit on March 2. In case you missed them or want to watch them again, you can access the video recording online. The talent and brilliance of our students across SFUSD inspires me every day.


At the School Planning Summit, I shared an update about our Resource Alignment Initiative (RAI), a plan for SFUSD to align our resources to our goals for student outcomes. This work began in August 2023 and focuses on the current state of SFUSD’s schools and what steps we need to take to make them a better place for students. You can stay up to date on the Resource Alignment Initiative by visiting the RAI website, which will be updated regularly.


Finally, as I shared with you in an email on Feb. 29, SFUSD is taking steps to transition from our current payroll, finance, and human resources systems—including EMPowerSF—to a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. There is nothing you need to do at this time. I will continue to share updates with you regarding this change.


Please keep reading this month’s newsletter for updates about these topics and more.

Dr. Matt Wayne with his wife and daughter


In community,

Dr. Wayne

Featured in this issue's SFUSD Insider:
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School Social Work Week


March 3-9 was School Social Work Week. Thank you to all our school social workers and wellness coordinators, who are essential to completing our school communities! They promote family partnership, respect and uplift culture, listen with their ears and their hearts, and foster safe and supportive school environments.

Ulloa ES Black Student Union

Every other week at Ulloa Elementary School during lunch period, a group of young students gets together with El-Khalid McCree, a parent volunteer, for a regular meeting of the Black Student Union (BSU). The purpose? To learn about and celebrate black excellence, and to build community. Learn more on CBS News.

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Shirley Chisholm Village rendering

Affordable Rental Housing for SFUSD Employees


Applications are expected to be available for Shirley Chisholm Village, SFUSD's first affordable rental housing project for educators and other employees, starting on April 2! Shirley Chisholm Village will provide 135 rental apartments for families and individuals in San Francisco and will prioritize SFUSD educators and employees. Community income restrictions and San Francisco Housing Preferences will also apply. 


More information about the application will be shared through OASIS and on the SFUSD housing webpage. The application will be available through DAHLIA, the San Francisco Housing Portal. Applications will be accepted for 21 days. 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


Are you experiencing stress due to financial, health, or family concerns? SFUSD's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help. Learn how you can access EAP resources for free and confidential counseling.

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Resource Alignment Initiative Town Hall


The Resource Alignment Initiative (RAI) is a multifaceted plan to align SFUSD's resources to its goals. If you have questions or comments about the RAI, come to the first virtual town hall on March 28 from 5 to 6 p.m.

SFUSD Budget Updates


SFUSD remains committed to implementing budget-balancing strategies to maintain fiscal solvency in line with California Department of Education guidance. An updated multi-year projection was included in the 2nd Interim Financial Report, which was presented at the March 12, 2024 Board of Education meeting. View the presentation.
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Plan to Replace EMPowerSF


SFUSD is taking steps to transition from its current payroll, finance, and human resources systems—including EMPowerSF—to a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. The district is planning to only use funds that were set aside in 2022 for the implementation of a new ERP system per the guidance from state assigned fiscal experts.
The target date for fully implementing the new system is July 2025. No action is needed from employees at this time, and we will keep you updated.

Supporting All Students' Cultural Observations


California’s students, families, and educators represent the exceptional diversity of our state.The California Department of Education would like to make sure all educators have access to information on how to support all students' religious and cultural observations in Spring 2024. 
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2024-25 Work Calendar Now Available


The 2024-25 calendar with work days for SFUSD employees is now available. 

Tip: Job Opportunities on OASIS


Did you know you can filter OASIS announcements to find information that matches your specific interests? 
For example, you can filter the announcement type to look specifically for any job opportunities that have been posted. 
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