Last Friday, Mayor Gavin Newsom offered to help the SFUSD with $30.6 million from the city's rainy day fund, according to an article in Saturday's Chronicle. This is great news for a district facing a $40 million shortfall. (In January, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed massive education cuts throughout the state.) Newsom's proposal needs to be approved by the Board of Supervisors so please take the time to email your supervisor.
You can find additional information on education budget cuts on the Parents for Public Schools Web site.