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New San Francisco school board gets poor ratings from public, poll finds

San Francisco Unified’s school board is poorly received by the public despite a February recall that put much new blood on the board, with 48% of San Francisco residents saying the seven-member body is doing a poor job, according to a new poll.

In a San Francisco Chronicle poll, 48% of respondents said the board over the past three years has done a poor or very poor job making San Francisco a better place to live. Just 11% of respondents said the board has done a good or excellent job. The poll surveyed a random sample of 1,653 San Francisco residents, according to the Chronicle.

The poll was conducted from June 27 to July 11. In February, voters recalled three members of the school board from office, and Mayor London Breed has since replaced them.

“We must regain the trust of our community,” board President Jenny Lam told the Chronicle. “The city deserves a Board of Education that operates effectively and consistently prioritizes improving student outcomes.”


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