San Francisco Superintendent Agrees to Stay on For Another Year — If the Board "Behaves"

San Francisco Unified Superintendent Vincent Matthews has agreed to postpone his resignation by one year — that is, he says, “if board behaves.” 

Matthews’ conditions reflect a school board mired by controversies and infighting. The superintendent has specifically said members must focus on reopening before anything else. Like, for instance, the renaming of dozens of schools.

The school board has also appointed a new vice president to replace Alison Collins, who was recently removed from the position over anti-Asian tweets. Board Member Fauuga Moliga was given the nod Tuesday. Kevine Boggess wanted to delay the vote to allow more time for community input. That motion failed.

Collins, who is suing the district for $87 million, had plenty to say about the decision. She characterized it as a setback for women on the board and said she has “some real concerns about his leadership, specifically.”

She won’t be alone. Moliga, along with Collins and Board President Gabriela López, are currently subjects of a recall effort.