Jerry Garcia High? SF Unified Could Name a School After Grateful Dead Frontman.

He’s had a San Francisco amphitheater and an ice cream flavor named after him. Why not a school?

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that San Francisco Unified is considering renaming a school after Jerry Garcia, the late guitarist and vocalist for the Grateful Dead. 

It’s not clear which school would be named after him. The School Board voted unanimously last week to rename 44 campuses with designations it considers controversial. Among the lot are some seemingly innocuous namesakes like Abraham Lincoln and Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein. 

“It’s a message to our families, our students and our community,” said Trustee Mark Sanchez. “It’s not just symbolic.”

We'd better hope there are no skeletons in Jerry’s closet. You know, besides the logo.



Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 06:59

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