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Dear Colleagues and School Community of Phillip and Sala Burton High School,

I want to take this opportunity to personally and publicly thank Ms. Marlene Ligsay for her  commitment and dedication to the community of Burton High School.  She has held the vision and mission of Burton with steady focus in her role as Interim Principal.  I also want to recognize that transitions can be difficult.  The Burton family has remained focused and dedicated in this transition period. 

The Board of Education and the Superintendent recently approved the appointment of Mr. Sam Bass as the Principal of Phillip and Sala Burton High School.  Mr. Bass previously has served Principal of Miraloma Elementary School, Assistant Principal of Denman Middle School, and Instructional Reform Facilitator at Burton High School.

Prior to joining San Francisco Unified in 2011, Mr. Bass was a music teacher at the elementary and middle school level, RTI Behavior Intervention Specialist, and Professional Development Coordinator.  He is endorsed as a trainer by the National Urban Alliance.  

Mr. Bass is very excited to return to the Burton family.  He will officially begin his duties as Principal on July 1, 2016.   There will be future announcements about opportunities to meet and get to know Mr. Bass.   

Please join me in officially welcoming Dr. Bass.    


Bill W. Sanderson 

Assistant Superintendent of High Schools


Do you need to make up or take classes to graduate high school? Our summer school offers “a-g” courses for credit recovery. Students in 11th or 12th grade with "F" course grades will receive priority registration. Registration begins on April 6.


Summer school will run from June 8 to July 13 at the following locations: Galileo HS (senior graduation summer school), Balboa HS, Mission HS, and Lincoln HS. Please meet with your counselor to register for summer classes.


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