S.F.’s top school district officials condemn board member for racist tweets | #Education


The entire senior staff at the San Francisco school district on Sunday denounced a school board member’s racist tweets against Asian Americans, saying she hasn’t adequately taken responsibility for them.

In an open letter to district staff and the school board obtained by The Chronicle, all 19 top administrators at the district’s central office — including deputy superintendents and department heads — condemned the tweets board Vice President Alison Collins posted in 2016.

The top leadership members work directly for the superintendent, but their employment contracts are approved by the school board. The contracts of all 19 administrators are awaiting a board vote, which is scheduled for Tuesday in closed session.

The top officials said they are “united” in a responsibility to share the “grave concerns” of scores of colleagues and community members.

The administrators said they agreed with board members Jenny Lam and Faauuga Moliga, as well as former board members and city officials, that the tweets “perpetuate gross and harmful stereotypes and leave no room for nuance or potential misunderstanding.”




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