Over One-Third of San Francisco Public Schools Could Change Their Names

At least 44 of the 125 schools in the San Francisco Unified School District could change their names amid renewed calls for racial and social justice.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, a list of objectionable names include Balboa, Lowell, and Mission high schools; Roosevelt and Presidio middle schools; and Webster, Sanchez, and Jose Ortega elementary schools.

The name changes were recommended by a panel that includes 12 community members and district staff. Ultimately, the school board would have to vote to approve. In the meantime, the 44 schools must come up with alternative names to consider — a task that some parents and school officials have criticized as unproductive in the middle of a pandemic.

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