Did you get the letter?

Families with children enrolled in SFUSD are receiving letters this week reminding them that using a false address to attend San Francisco public schools is fraud, and offering families who come forward voluntarily amnesty from fines and possible criminal prosecution.

We got our letter on Tuesday — it’s very important to know that if the letter arrives at your true address, and you legally reside in San Francisco, you do not need to take any action.  The district’s frequently asked questions document about residency fraud is here; the San Francisco Chronicle wrote about the fraud crackdown earlier in the week.

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The school board race is very close; Hydra Mendoza, Kim-Shree Maufas and Margaret Brodkin are leading with Emily Murase closely behind in fourth place — I’ve heard different estimates of how many ballots remain to be counted but it could be several days before the outcome is certain.  The Department of Elections is posting updates here each afternoon.

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