Grand Jury Says San Jose Unified Fails to Serve Students

A new report from the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury accuses the San Jose Unified School District of failing its students in myriad ways and recommends a host of changes be made by the end of the year.

The report cites high turnover and low moral among staff, failure to address student mental health, a lack of planning for school safety, and problematic hiring practices. The Grand Jury puts the blame squarely on leadership, accusing several district leaders of insensitivity toward the concerns of parents and teachers.

The report recommends a follow-up review by an independent investigator focused on assessing the culture of leadership at SJUSD and efforts to reduce turnover. That recommendation should be implemented by December 31, the Grand Jury says.

The district will be issuing a formal response soon. In a statement to KRON, Superintendent Nancy Albarran blasted the report as "misleading" and "inaccurate." 


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