A Superior Court judge has handed City College of San Francisco a temporary legal win in its fight to maintain accreditation.
Judge Curtis E. A. Karnow issued a decision Friday morning saying that the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) responsible for evaluating CCSF made it impossible for the school to get a fair hearing. The ACCJC voted in July 2013 to revoke CCSF's accreditation.
"City College was deprived of an opportunity to respond in writing to findings of deficiencies in 2013, and to prepare for a hearing on those same deficiencies," Karnow wrote in his ruling. "We do not know if the Commissioners would have exercised their discretion differently had City College been given an opportunity to address the additional findings in writing."
Losing accreditation would likely force the college to close because unaccredited schools are ineligible for state and federal funding.