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Tuesday 2/22 in San Francisco: Hundreds of educators receive layoff notices, dead teen girl identified and more

Sri Ravipati

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By Sri Ravipati

Welcome back to another daily roundup of San Francisco stories for Feb. 22.

1.) San Francisco Unified school board to vote on hundreds of potential layoffs

The San Francisco Unified School District sent preliminary layoff notices to about 400 district employees and the school board plans to vote Tuesday on the job cuts, NBC Bay Area reports.

The district is voting on the following six categories and the number of staff positions that could be cut:

  • 151 credentialed UESF (United Educators of San Francisco, a teachers union)
  • 37 classified UESF
  • 20 administrators UASF (United Administrators of San Francisco)
  • 51 unrepresented management
  • 30 SEIU (Service Employees International Union)
  • 12 unrepresented

The layoffs aim to reduce the financially strapped district's annual spending by $125 million.

2.) Fire department welcomes 2 service dogs

On Tuesday, the San Francisco Fire Department added two service dogs to help first responders manage stress, NBC Bay Area reports.

  • Marley is a 16-month-old Red Fox Labrador Retriever
  • Sadie is a 20-month-old Yellow Labrador

The non-profit Thor's Hope Foundation in partnership with Performance K9 Training, Inc. donated the dogs to the SFFD.

The number of suicides nationwide for firefighters and paramedics has surpassed the number of line of duty deaths in recent years, so four-legged friends aim to help these first responders, NBC Bay Area reports.

3.) 16-year-old girl found dead in San Francisco alleyway identified, death ruled as suspicious

The 16-year-old girl who was discovered dead in a South of Market alley Friday was identified Tuesday as Victorria Moran-Hidalgo of Stanislaus County, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Officers responded to the 600 block of Minna Street to help paramedics with a “possible overdose,” the San Francisco Police Department said in a news release. “The San Francisco County Medical Examiner responded and declared the death suspicious."

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information can call the SFPD Tip Line at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411.

More San Francisco news:

  • Rain in San Francisco snaps 44-day dry streak [KRON4]
  • 12 restaurants serving the best margaritas in San Francisco [Wild 94.9]

Thanks for reading today's S.F. news roundup! Did any of these stories hit home for you? Let me know in the comments.

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