SFUSD Launches High School Task Force

SFUSD Launches High School Task Force

Press Release

San Francisco (November 1, 2022) — Today, SFUSD Superintendent Dr. Matt Wayne announced the membership of a task force that will provide community-informed recommendations to understand innovative and promising practices in and improve upon the portfolio of high schools in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). 

 The High School Task Force will be charged with gathering input from the community on what it needs and wants from SFUSD high schools; understanding and summarizing the current portfolio of the district’s high schools in terms of offerings and student outcomes; and providing recommendations to Superintendent Wayne on ways to improve policies, practices, and programs for better student outcomes.

 “Launching this task force is an exciting moment for our school district,” said Superintendent Wayne. “Those who are on the High School Task Force represent a community that is passionate about what our high schools offer and how they deliver on student outcomes. Their voices and abilities to connect with our larger community will be essential to how we shape policies, practices, and programs for better student outcomes.”

The Task Force includes 26 people from across San Francisco:

  • 6 students, including nominations from the Student Advisory Council and the San Francisco Youth Commission
  • 9 educators, including nominations from United Educators of San Francisco and United Administrators of San Francisco
  • 5 parents/caregivers to SFUSD students, including nominations from parent involvement and advocacy organizations (plus four other members who are SFUSD parents in addition to being selected as educators or community leaders)
  • 6 other community leaders representing critical sectors of our civic life

The Board of Education has charged the Superintendent with convening the Task Force and developing recommendations within a year. The Task Force will also examine admissions policies for both selective admissions and comprehensive high schools, with a focus on how to best elevate the quality of education and improve outcomes for all students.

The first meeting of the Task Force will be on Thursday, November 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the SFUSD Innovation Lab, Room 13, 727 Golden Gate Avenue. These meetings, while open to the public, will be working sessions for the Task Force to learn, share and create.

Go here for more information about the task force, including the full roster of High School Task Force members.

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