The San Francisco Board of Education has been left its strategy to rename colleges named after historic figures such as Abraham Lincoln and George Washington before pupils and teachers have the ability to come back to the school, board Commissioner Gabriela Lopez stated on Sunday night.
"I also admit and accept responsibility for errors made in the construction vetting procedure. We will need to slow down and offer greater opportunities for community input that can't occur until AFTER our colleges are back in person," Lopez wrote on Twitter.
San Francisco's education leaders confronted backlash for focusing on renaming colleges amid the coronavirus pandemic. Lopez's statement came after parents started circulating a petition to remember Lopez, Vice President Alison Collins and Commissioner Faauuga Moliga for politicizing schooling, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
"We're determined to make sure San Francisco's public schools offer an excellent education for each and every child in town "
They expect to receive 70,000 signatures so as to find a recall on the ballot.
"As I speak to parents, I've heard how difficult it's to be worried about your kid shutting down and their battle to remain inspired in distance learning," Lopez said in a statement. "We are in discussions to find the job on returning to peer learning done and I am dedicated to working with city mates to have vaccinations, analyzing and other tools we want."
Lopez said she was"deeply grateful" for its"anti-racist" function of the naming committee.
"School renaming... was a procedure begun in 2018 using a deadline which didn't anticipate a stunt," she said in an announcement.
Faulconer has made reopening schools an integral part of his effort. On Wednesday, Faulconer gave a press conference out Abraham Lincoln High School, among 44 San Francisco colleges targeted at renaming in recent months due to supposed connections to White supremacy.
"San Francisco's school board has prioritized eliminating the title out this college, over the instruction which needs to be occurring inside this college. President Lincoln ought to be celebrated, not canceled. Eliminating Lincoln's and Washington's title is outrageous," Faulconer said.