Commissioner Faauuga Moliga Steps Down from SF Board of Education
San Francisco (February 16, 2022) - Today, SF Board of Education Commissioner Faauuga Moliga notified San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews and Board of Education President Gabriela López that he is resigning from the SF Board of Education effective immediately.
“I am really grateful for this opportunity. To be able to serve from this place has been one of the best experiences I have ever had in my life. I didn’t take any day for granted. I feel very grateful for the contributions I’ve made and I’m proud of the work we've done to support Pacific Islanders, including the Fa’a Samoa initiative to support Samoan students and families and the opening of the nation’s first PreK dual immersion school in Samoan. I have stayed focused on taking a fiscally responsible approach and working on increasing mental health for our students.
Resigning immediately creates an opportunity for a new board member to step in at this important moment. I want to make sure that whoever is going to be appointed can be brought in as soon as possible as we have some important issues coming up with balancing the budget and selecting a new superintendent.
I look forward to refocusing on my family and continuing to serve my community.”
The San Francisco Board of Education (BOE) has seven members, elected at large to serve four-year terms. When a BOE commissioner’s position is vacated before the end of their term, the Mayor has the authority to appoint a replacement to serve on the school board until the next general election.