Youcan help make the new Bessie Carmichael a reality.
Email your elected officials
and staff members in charge of completing the new school, and tell them that you want the
new Bessie Built now!:
Board of Education Members
Jill Wynns President
Dan Kelly Vice-President
School Board Secretary:
Mail: 555 Franklin Street
San Francisco CA 94102
Arlene Ackerman Superintendent
Linda Luevano Superintendent of Elementary Schools
Tony Irons Chief Operating Officer and Facilities Dept. Head
Mayor Willie Brown
Park and Rec Staff
Elizabeth Goldstein General Mgr.
Mary Tienken SOMA Park
Board of Supervisors
District 6 Chris Daly
District 1 Jake McGoldrick
District 2 Gavin Newsom
District 3 Aaron Peskin
District 4 Fiona Ma
District 5 Matt Gonzalez
District 7 Tony Hall
District 8 Bevan Dufty
District 9 Tom Ammiano
District 10 Sophie Maxwell
District 11 Gerardo Sandoval
Marcia Rosen Executive Director
Bill Carney South of Market
Michelle Ponce Bessie Carmichael
Mail: San Francisco Redevelopment Agency
770 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
- August 12, 2003: Construction begins!
After almost one year of site preparation (including demolition work and soil cleansing), and 20+ years of community efforts, the first pieces of the foundation of the New Bessie Carmichael were lowered into the ground.
November 22, 2002: Update on moving children
Facilities department will recommend keeping children at Bessie Carmichael. The School Board will make a decision regarding contract approval and construction schedule at the Tuesday December 10, 2002 School Board meeting. 555 Franklin at Mac Allister, Board Room, 7pm. Call Esther Casco to be put on the speakers list to share your thoughts on the importance of the current location for Bessie Carmichael children, staff, and community.
October 2002: SFUSD may redistribute Bessie children for the entire 2003-4 school year.
NBC is working hard to find a solution that keeps Bessie students together in the neighborhood. You can help by sending email to School board members and staff regarding the importance of continuity for elementary school children, especially in schools with high percentages of at-risk children.
October 2002: Social Venture Partners lend a hand.
NBC is accepting applications for Parent Assistant positions, thanks to a grant from SVP for $4000. SVP continues to be involved in the new school process and other projects in SOMA www.svpbayarea.org.
See job descriptions: Parent Assistant (Deadline Dec 15, 2002), Translators (Deadline Jan 31, 2003).
August 28, 2002: The School District and City host a ceremony at Bessie Carmichael before demolition begins.
Special guests included: Mayor Willie Brown; Superintendent Arlene Ackerman; School Board Members Jill Wynns, Eddie Chin, Emilio Cruz, Danny Guillory, Dan Kelly, Eric Mar, Mark Sanchez; District 6 Supervisor Chris Daly. Take the Photo Gallery link to see the buildings on the land for the new Bessie leveled.
NBC Community Coalition members:
Filipino Education Center PTA
Filipino-American Development Foundation
International Institute of San Francisco
Oasis For Girls
Serving Our Youth And Community
Social Venture Partners
SOM Project Area Committee
South of Market Child Care
South of Market Community Action Network
South of Market Health Center
South of Market Leadership Council
South of Market Employment Center
Tenant & Owners Development Corporation
United Pilipino Organizing Network
Veterans Equity Center
West Bay Pilipino Multi-services
Yerba Buena Alliance