San Francisco school board puts hold on renaming its 44 schools

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Monday, February 22, 2021
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The San Francisco School Board has put a hold on renaming its 44 schools Sunday.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The San Francisco School Board has put a hold on renaming all of its 44 schools on Sunday.

Gabriela Lopez, commissioner of San Francisco Board of Education, said on Facebook to acknowledge that reopening the schools and bringing the students back would be the first priority.

"Today, I released a statement on the board's focus to bring our students back into our schools. We must stay focused on reopening. I am committed to sharing as much information with parents as possible as this process moves forward. And I have faith and confidence that we will get this right. Together."

The San Francisco School Board has been criticized for its efforts in trying to rename its 44 schools, where its names have ties to slavery, oppression and gentrification. Many have criticized the Board for not doing enough research, saying the committee that advised the school board got the facts wrong.