Voters oust longtime SF school board member, reelect board president

San Francisco voters elected two incumbents and a pair of newcomers to the Board of Education on Tuesday, unseating a longtime board member as well.

Voters re-elected San Francisco Unified School District Board President Matt Haney and Commissioner Rachel Norton to the school board alongside Stevon Cook, the CEO of Mission Bit, and former board President Mark Sanchez.

The decision means that for the first time in more than two decades, Jill Wynns will not have a seat on the school board.

Haney and Cook are strong advocates for social justice issues who view technology as a tool to close the racial achievement gap.

Norton has worked to include students with disabilities into general education classrooms and proposed changes to the Student Assignment Policy, aimed at reducing segregation.

Sanchez is a former school board president who wants to solve teacher affordability issues and be the progressive replacement for Sandra Lee Fewer.