Leadership High School’s charter was renewed tonight for the next five years by the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education.
The vote for renewal was a unanimous 7-0.
The school met with controversy in December when a state association called for the school’s closure.
School board commissioners praised the school for its commitment to providing a rigorous academic experience for all students, most of whom will be the first in their families to attend college.
Several students, parents, and teachers spoke out in favor of charter renewal and wrote letters of support. Special thanks go to Executive Director Elizabeth Rood, who spearheaded the campaign for charter renewal.