DM school board trustees shuffle offices

Two trustees were sworn in on the Del Mar Union School District Board and offices were shuffled during the annual organization meeting Dec. 10 at Del Mar Hills Academy.

Doug Perkins and Comischell Rodriguez, the board’s only new trustee, took the oath of office, administered by Superintendent Sharon McClain.

Perkins was appointed to a vacancy in the spring and is now serving his first term as an elected member of the board.

Outgoing board President Dr. Annette Easton, who led the board for two years, said the officers and committee members rotate positions so each member can gain experience and knowledge of the board’s functions.

“It also helps to not turn these positions into political offices and helps us instead focus on the duties of the district,” Easton said.

With that, the new appointments were made: Katherine White, president; Steven McDowell, clerk; Perkins, North Coastal Consortium for Special Education committee and Legislative Action Network; Rodriguez, North City West School Facilities Finance Authority representative and Legislative Action Network; and Easton, representative to Del Mar Schools Education Foundation.

Beth Westberg, president of the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation, reported that approximately $350,000 had been raised during 2008.

Child-care strained
Plans to construct a child-care facility at Ocean Air Academy were delayed due to unexpected county fire safety standards, reported Rodger Smith, director of human resources and facilities planning,.

Alternatives to the implementation of a new building were discussed, as was the possibility of increasing child-care rates.

Charlene Komosinski, director of after-school programs, said Ocean Air is the only school in the district, and in the history of the district, that is unable to accommodate the current child-care needs because of a lack of space. Thirty-two students are currently on the waiting list for the service.

The next board meeting is scheduled for Dec. 19. For more information, visit

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