Richard Carranza will be the next superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, after the Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of a $245,000, three-year contract for him.
Carranza, who has been the district’s deputy superintendent for the past three years, will take over for retiring Superintendent Carlos Garcia in July. Read More
The San Francisco School Board’s hasty action to replace retiring Superintendent Carlos Garcia appears to have run afoul of California’s open meeting law. The board called a closed meeting on March 8 to discuss Garcia’s resignation, but it failed to post a notice about the meeting on the district’s website, as the Brown Act requires. A notice was reportedly posted at district headquarters. Read More
At Malcolm X Academy, a small elementary school on top of a hill in the Bayview, more than 90 percent of students qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch. The school is surrounded by housing projects, and the neighborhood has one of the highest rates of violence in The City.
For a chart listing grant amounts awarded to Superintendent's Zone schools, click on the photo to the right. Read More
A group of parents wanting San Francisco and the school district to do more to help fund education will address officials Thursday night in hopes of creating more transparency and accountability.Ten parents will gather at the Congregation Sherith Israel to question San Francisco Unified School District officials including Deputy Superintendent Richard Carranza and Associate Superintendent Kevin Truit as well as City Supervisor Eric Mar, before more than 200 people. Read More
Thousands of San Francisco public school students do not have necessary textbooks as they enter the second month of the school year because of lack of oversight by the district.
The San Francisco Unified School District, which has 113 schools and roughly 55,000 students, is still lacking nearly 3,500 textbooks. The dearth of instructional materials is affecting core topics such as math, English, history and science, according to a report given to the Board of Education. Read More