(KTSF Trista Wang)
San Francisco Board of Education President Norman Yee announced his plans to run in November for supervisor in District 7. Incumbent Sean Elsbernd’s term will end by this end of this year.
Norman Yee has been on the school board for 8 years and feels he completed what he set out to do when he ran for the board 8 years ago. ” I feel like that school district is on the right direction, our test scores has been going up, the achievement gap has been reduced, our enrollment for kindergarten for the last two years has been increased, so it’s been positive. I feel it’s time for me to let go of the sitiution and give other people the opportunity to bring new ideas,” he said.
District 7 has over 43,000 registered voters and some of the neighborhoods include Twin Peaks, West Portal, Stonestown, Lakeside, Lake Shore, Merced Manor, and Park Merced. One thing unique about district 7 is it’s 3 higher education schools , such as San Fancisco City College, San Francisco State University and University of California in San Francisco.
In Yee’s opinion, the district has a student population, and households where there are multiple generations. He explained that he wants to have better schools, better parks, controlled traffic , and parking knowing this will cost money . Yee says, ” so what I really want to do is help the small business community, because to me, they are sort of the driving engine in SF in terms of revenue.”
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