New Superintendent for Sac City Unified

Sacramento City Unified has found their new chief of schools in Jorge Aguilar.

Aguilar is currently the Associate Superintendent for Equity and Access at Fresno Unified, and has more than twenty years’ worth of educational experience. His resume includes time spent as a Spanish teacher, a legislative fellow in the State Capitol, and special assistant to the Chancellor at UC Merced.

In 2015 State Superintendent Tom Torlakson appointed Aguilar to the Advisory Task Force on Accountability and Continuous Improvement, which advises Torlakson on his recommendations for a new California system of public education accountability and continuous improvement to the State Board of Education and the state legislature.

“Mr. Aguilar has proven experience in successfully addressing the needs of students like ours,” said Jay Hansen, President of the Sacramento City Unified School Board. “I believe the work Mr.  Aguilar has done in Fresno and his background working on equity and achievement gap issues make him the ideal candidate for our district. He also recognizes our district has students at many levels of achievement and each is deserving of being pushed to their full potential.”

The search for a superintendent began in February and included input from the community, several public town hall meetings, and an online survey.

“I want to thank the Sacramento City Unified School District board of trustees and community leaders that I met during this extensive search process,” said Aguilar. “I am deeply inspired by their demonstration of commitment to urgently improve the academic achievement of the district’s 43,000 students.”

Current Superintendent Jose L Banda’s contract expires June 30. Aguilar's contract will be discussed at the next school board meeting.