Thursday, August 29, 2013

BOMA San Francisco Members Meet With SFUSD Superintendent Richard Carranza

 L to R:SFUSD Superintendent Carranza and BOMA SF GAPAC Chair, Elaine Dell'Aquila

BOMA San Francisco Members:

The members of BOMA San Francisco's Government Affairs and Public Advisory Committee (GAPAC), were honored to welcome the San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent, Richard Carranza recently.  Mr. Carranza provided an update on the SFUSD's strategic plan, budget and voter initiatives.  More information can be found on the SFUSD website, here.

The Superintendent also discussed the following issues:
  • Review the return on investment from the public school system: If we can’t increase the amount of investment, how do we increase the return/success of our students?
  • His current emphasis on creating well-rounded students who are literate and able to work in teams. 
  • The need to increase scientific and technological training, and partnering with to begin to bring technology into the classrooms. 
  • Funding per pupil needs to be increased - currently at $5800.00 per student annually.
  • He is proud that San Francisco is the highest performing public school district in the state of California.
  • One of our challenges in San Francisco: 80% of families do not have children. Of those who do, 30% go to private schools. 75% of San Francisco public school kids come from disadvantaged and backgrounds.
We thank Mr. Carranza for his time and look forward to partnering with him in the future on issues that help to keep the SFUSD competitive in the technology rich City of San Francisco.  

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