SFUSD renews contract for Superintendent Richard Carranza 

The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to renew the contract of Superintendent Richard Carranza for another three years at a base salary of $310,000.

Carranza has served as the district’s top administrator since 2012 and previously worked as deputy superintendent for instruction, innovation and social justice in The City.

School board commissioners were quick to praise Carranza’s leadership and said his vision for a 21st century approach to education will continue to guide the district into the future.

“Richard is driving our district forward with a clear vision of the transformation that our schools need, a deep understanding of what we are capable of, and an unyielding commitment not to leave any student behind,” board Vice President Matt Haney said in a statement.

Under Carranza’s management, the district and teachers union reached a new contract agreement in late 2014 after nearly a year of negotiations that includes a 12 percent pay raise over three years — one of the largest recent contracts for an urban school district in California.

Carranza has also led the district in its efforts to expand access to technology in schools, and reduce student suspension rates.

Midyear data released last week revealed that the number of suspended black students, who have historically seen disproportionate suspension rates compared to other students, is down 17 percent since last school year.

Carranza succeeded Carlos Garcia, who retired as superintendent in 2012.

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Laura Dudnick

Laura Dudnick, a Bay Area native, covers education and planning for The San Francisco Examiner. She previously worked as a senior local editor for Patch.com, and as the San Mateo County bureau reporter and weekend editor for Bay City News Service.
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