Important Update Regarding the School Names Panel
On February 21st, SFUSD Board of Education President Gabriela Lopez released a statement that activities related to school renaming - including meetings of the school names advisory committee - will be paused until SF public schools have been reopened for in-person learning.
Once in-person learning has resumed, the Board of Education and the advisory committee will revisit this important discussion. When these efforts are revived, plans will be made to engage in a more deliberative process, including seeking assistance from historians at nearby universities.
All meetings of the School Names Panel are suspended until further notice.
About the School Renaming Advisory Committee
On May 22, 2018, the SFUSD Board of Education passed Resolution No. 184-10A1 to establish a blue ribbon panel to oversee a formalized process that reviews San Francisco public school names. This panel will be responsible for considering the relevance of schools names and appropriateness of these names when they honor historical figures and making recommendations to the Board of Education for further action.
Schedule for Meetings
The School Names Advisory Committee met between January 30, 2020 to February 10, 2021. Meeting dates, agendas, minutes and zoom recordings (if available) are listed below.
Agendas and Minutes for Committee Meetings:
|Date||Agenda||Minutes / Recordings/
|Jan. 30, 2020||01/30/2020_Agenda||01/30/2020_Minutes|
|Feb 27, 2020||02/27/2020_Agenda||02/27/2020_Minutes|
|June 25, 2020||06/25/2020 Agenda|
|July 3, 2020||07/03/2020 Agenda|
|July 17, 2020||07/17/2020 Agenda|
|July 29, 2020||07/29/2020 Agenda|
|August 12, 2020||08/12/2020 Agenda|
|August 26, 2020||08/26/2020 Agenda|
|September 9, 2020||09/09/2020 Agenda|
|September 23, 2020|
|October 7, 2020||10/07/2020 Agenda|
|January 6, 2021||01/06/2021 Agenda|
|January 20, 2021|
|February 10, 2021||