Thousands of Bay Area college students were facing an uncertain future Friday over the possibility of City College of San Francisco losing its accreditation for not fixing what overseers call serious financial and administrative issues.
Outraged teachers and heads of departments at City College of San Francisco met Friday afternoon and denounced the decision to pull the school's accreditation by next July.
The school had only one move left to save it from losing its accreditation and that's to appeal the decision, but time was running out.
An appeal was expected to be filed by the end of the month, and if the administration makes the necessary changes it could save the school.
"We're open," said Muriel Parenteau, CCSF department chair. "We're going to stay open. We want you to sign up classes and we want you to come here."
But the uncertainty weighs on students, who say they've sacrificed a lot and if the school loses accreditation, their degrees won't get them the jobs they want.
"I have to work my tail off to get by to get transportation to come to school every blessed day," Victoria Akinremi said.
To get a job as a nurse, Akinremi has juggled two kids and a full-time job. She doesn't know if she should enroll, or cut her losses. She just got the news Wednesday and said she needs a little time for it to sink in.
Watchdogs are questioning an exclusive agreement between the City of Oakland and a non-profit group, tapped to lead a multi-million dollar project to redevelop the area around the Coliseum BART station.