By GQ PAN
Following local and national backlash, San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) said over the weekend that it will put on hold the plan to rename its 44 schools and instead, focus on their reopening.
In a statement released to the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Board of Education President Gabriela López said that reopening schools will be the district’s “only focus,” and that the renaming committee meetings will halt until “our children and young people are back in schools.”
“There have been many distracting public debates as we’ve been working to reopen our schools,” López wrote. “School renaming has been one of them. It was a process begun in 2018 with a timeline that didn’t anticipate a pandemic. I acknowledge and take responsibility that mistakes were made in the renaming process.”
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