Sacramento City Superintendent Exits Role

Sacramento City Unified School District Superintendent José Banda announced he will leave the district at the end of the school year.

However, he isn’t retiring. He’s just decide not to renew his $290,000-a year contract.

“It has been a privilege and honor to have served the students, families and staff here in Sacramento,” Banda said. “I’m proud of several accomplishments, but most proud of having served with the dedicated adults who perform amazing service to all of our students.”

Superintendent Banda was hired in 2014 and signed a three-year contract.  The school board is already searching for a new superintendent.

“The Board and I appreciate that he has announced his plans early enough so we have time to ensure a well thought out plan and recruitment effort for his successor,” said Board President Jay Hansen.

Banda has spent 36 years in education, previously serving as superintendent of Seattle Public Schools, Anaheim City School District and Planada School District. He also served as deputy superintendent at Oceanside Unified School District and assistant superintendent of human resources and a board member for Salida Union School District. Additionally, he was also a middle and high school principal, and high school counselor and bilingual teacher.

View his resignation letter at the district website.