Posted on May 26, 2022

SFUSD Drops the Word ‘Chief’ From Job Titles to Avoid Connotation With Native Americans

Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, May 25, 2022

The word “chief” will no longer be used in reference to job titles in the San Francisco Unified School District in an effort, school officials said, to avoid the word’s connotation with Native Americans.

In an administrative decision released on Wednesday, the school district decided to retire the term among its 10,000 employees, said spokesperson Gentle Blythe.