San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom this week said he would give the San Francisco Unified School District $11.5 million from the city’s rainy-day fund to help prevent teacher layoffs.

The move, which requires approval by the Board of Supervisors, follows the school district’s decision to send out layoff notices to 500 teachers, principals, and paraprofessionals to cut $51 million from its budget this year and next.

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