Superintendent Hilario "Larry" Chavez speaking at a podium

The SFPS Board of Education today approved a three-year contract of Superintendent Hilario “Larry” Chavez to begin on February 1st, 2023 and expire on February 1st, 2026.  Mr. Chavez’s current two-year contract extension was set to expire on June 30th, 2024.  Beyond the extension, the provisions of the original contract remain in place. 

“The Board considers Superintendent Chavez to be an exemplary leader for the district.  In the past year, he has demonstrated a willingness to collaborate and apply his knowledge and out-of-the-box thinking.  We are particularly excited by the innovative programs and how this has positively impacted the district,” said SFPS Board of Education President Sarah Boses.   “This next year holds a great deal of promise for continuing and building on SFPS’ successes.  Our district is well-positioned for the future while meeting student and family needs today.”

Superintendent Chavez said, “I want to thank the Board for believing in a shared vision for SFPS.  Over the next three years, we will continue moving the district forward through a focus on improving teaching and learning, bettering student outcomes and supporting and investing in our staff.  I am excited to continue making SFPS a premiere district for students and staff and will strive each day to build on our accomplishments.

“Over the past year, SFPS was recognized by First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, the White House and U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona for our use of federal stimulus funds. We opened the first fully-licensed early childhood center for employees, providing high-quality, low-cost child care. Thirteen schools have fully implemented standards-based grading, with the remaining schools fully implementing next school year.

“Ours is a wonderful community and it is a tremendous honor to serve as SFPS’ superintendent.”

Some of Superintendent Chavez’s areas of focus for 2023-2024 are:

  • Increasing innovation in a variety of arenas, including social and emotional well-being, teaching and learning and community engagement

  • Strengthening and expanding community schools, including support for out-of-school-time programs, in partnership with community and government entities

  • Enhancing the teaching and learning experience for students and staff

  • Streamlining processes to provide support and resources for school sites across the district

  • Improving SFPS’ financial position

  • Soliciting feedback from students, families and the community to ensure their voices inform decision making