SFUSD takes over Edison Charter Academy 

Edison Charter Academy is now under the supervision of the San Francisco Unified School District.

In a special meeting Tuesday, the district’s board of education voted 6-1 to approve a five-year renewal with the charter despite some bad tensions.

Board President Hydra Mendoza advised the school to be prepared to work closely with the district in order to put the past behind them.

“We expect a lot more communication,” Mendoza said. “You’re serving our kids in many of our minds. We are going to keep a very close eye on you and there may be questions that we don’t normally go to other charters with, but we expect cooperation and doors to be open.”

Commissioner Jill Wynns was the only descending vote. She said the past tensions were one of the biggest reasons for her not to support the school.

Edison had been a state run charter for the past eight years. The faculty and board of the school opted to split from its for-profit parent company, Edison Learning, last year.

akoskey@sfexaminer.com

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