There are thousands of people residing within the boundaries of the San Dieguito district who’d be very grateful if residents with knowledge and experience would offer their time and expertise to be a watchdog and protect how millions of tax dollars are about to be spent.
A new Enterprise Resource Planning software system that the San Diego County Office of Education is proposing to install could cost as much as $63 million, half of which SDCOE is asking school districts to fund.
My Dec. 20, 2012 column titled “Twenty dead children have to matter” – about the Newtown tragedy and the renewed debate over gun control – elicited reactions across the spectrum that reminded me how far apart we are in our views on the proliferation of guns.
Was there anyone who did not walk around in a daze last Friday, thinking about the children in their lives and how to protect them forever from random acts of incomprehensible violence?The anguish of the parents of those 20 innocent 6- and 7-year-old children gunned down in Connecticut is unimaginable.
The defeat of Proposition CC, Del Mar Union School District’s bond measure, was so close to a victory, thanks to the valiant efforts of supporters, that it can hardly be regarded as a failure. What it indicates is strong support in this district for education and fiscal stability. That it barely failed to reach the 55 percent mark points to easily fixable remedies should the district propose another bond measure in 2014.
Although results are not yet finalized, it appears that the San Dieguito Union High School District has surpassed the required 55 percent needed by voters to approve its bond, Proposition AA. With 55.30 percent supporting the measure as of press time, SDUHSD squeaked it out.
The second filing period for disclosure of campaign contributions to November ballot measures closed Oct. 25. Of those donors contributing $1,000 or more to Propositions AA and CC, the local school bond measures, most came from organizations and businesses locally and statewide.
Proposition CC, a $76.8 million General Obligation bond measure sponsored by the Del Mar Union School District, asks homeowners on Nov. 6
I never expected tears. But without warning my eyes began to well up when I heard her speak about social justice, the endless fight for gender equality, and the desperate need in the world to embrace our common humanity.
Accompanying my son to a two-hour presentation on safe driving was not my idea of a good time, but attendance is required by the San Dieguito Union High School District for both student and parent, for students to receive a campus parking permit.
Sep 27, 2012 | Posted in Education Matters
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