San Francisco City College to Lay Off Dozens of Faculty Members

San Francisco City College is laying off 38 full-time faculty members and eliminating 50 positions in a bid to rescue its finances. The vote by the college’s board of trustees took place Friday ahead of an accreditation review.

SFCC is grappling with an ongoing deficit of $65 million. Like many other colleges, it has seen declines in enrollment, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Only one board member voted against the layoffs.

“At the end of the day I believe that layoffs should always be a last resort,” said Trustee Alan Wong, as quoted by the San Francisco Chronicle. “I felt that we should have explored other opportunities for mutual compromise first before we went to this measure.”