New Supt at Sausalito Marin City School District Will Face Challenges

Will McCoy will be the new Superintendent for Sausalito Marin City School District beginning August 15. He is replacing Steve Van Zant, who was forced to resign in February amid legal problems in Southern California with charter schools.

Superintendent McCoy was elected almost unanimously by the board. Ida Green was the lone member to abstain, but has provided no reason as to why.

According to the Marin Independent Journal, the school district has been plagued with many problems related to students not performing well and accusations that they favor the independent charter, Willow Creek Academy over Bayside MLK.

McCoy is hoping to tackle these problems straight away. Other challenges that will need to be addressed are ways to increase student test scores and performance, and raising money to fund programs at both Bayside MLK and Willow Creek. The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence has offered to help ease these issues by running a pilot program to help reduce the achievement gap.

The state will releasing a full report on its findings showing whether or not the district’s financial agreement has favored the charter school.

McCoy will be paid an annual salary of $200,000.

We hope he’s prepared to tackle all of these mounting issues!