SF Schools Chief Richard Carranza Leaving for Houston Job

posted Aug 1, 2016, 10:55 AM by Robin Dutton-Cookston
San Francisco's superintendent, Richard Carranza poses for a portrait outside his office in San Francisco, California on Monday, January 4, 2016. Photo: Gabrielle Lurie, Special To The ChronicleWith classes set to start in less than three weeks, San Francisco school officials suddenly find themselves looking for a new leader.

Superintendent Richard Carranza took the city by surprise, announcing plans Wednesday to leave the district within the next month to take the top job in Houston. He spoke soon after Houston’s public school board unanimously chose him as the sole finalist for the job. By law, the board must now wait 21 days before taking a final vote on the hire.

But barring unforeseen circumstances, “I’m planning on moving to Houston,” Carranza told The Chronicle. (Read full story in The San Francisco Chronicle.)