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SFUSD Superintendent Announces Decision to

Postpone Retirement Until June 30, 2022

Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews shares plans to postpone

his retirement from SFUSD

San Francisco (April 5, 2021) - Last month San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews announced he would retire on June 30, 2021. After discussions with SF Board of Education President Gabriela López, he has agreed to remain serving as SFUSD’s superintendent for another year.  


“Right now, it’s time for the San Francisco school board to focus. It’s still our goal to get all of our students back to in-person learning, and stabilize our budget as soon as possible. Far from shying away from this challenge, we are ready to do this,” said SF Board of Education President Gabriela López. “SFUSD needs stability at this time. We agreed that an inclusive community process for selecting the next superintendent could take up to a year. With that in mind, I asked the superintendent to delay his retirement by another year. His commitment to the wellbeing of our young people has shone through.” 


“I strive to maintain the humility and wisdom to change direction with new information and have agreed to remain with SFUSD for another year,” said Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews. “I am dedicated to supporting all of our SFUSD staff as we navigate the many challenges and opportunities that lay ahead in the coming year. I have the highest regard for the team assembled at SFUSD and am honored to continue to work together. We are united by a shared mission that every day we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.”



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