San Francisco schools and their leaders have been in the spotlight recently for a variety of controversies. Some parents have pushed for schools to reopen sooner. A member of the school board is suing the district. An effort to recall some board members is underway. And an initiative to rename certain schools has come under fire. To put the controversies into context, education reporters Jill Tucker with the San Francisco Chronicle and Ida Mojadad with the San Francisco Examiner gave “Civic” an overview of how the school board is elected and what powers and responsibilities it has.
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