Category archives for: Education Matters

Solana Beach parents protest full-day kindergarten

Marsha Sutton

Parents came to protest the district’s proposed shift to full-day kindergarten this fall for the Global Education program based at Skyline School in Solana Beach.

Because hate feels so good

Marsha Sutton

Hearing the words, “Hate feels so good,” is shocking in itself. But hearing those words uttered by a former neo-nazi skinhead turned equality and human rights advocate is a stunner.

To understand how a white supremacist is created, and how a racist bigot can find his humanity, check out Frank Meeink and his book “Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead.”

San Dieguito grapples with bond restrictions

Marsha Sutton

When last we left off, I was crowing about San Dieguito’s willingness to comply with the proposed legislation in Assembly Bill 182 that restricts how bonds are issued.

Boardroom bondage: School districts wrestle with new regulations

Marsha Sutton

New rules and restrictions make school district finance options for bonds seem more like bondage.

The evolving vision of Canyon Crest Academy

Marsha Sutton

The first project at Canyon Crest Academy using newly-approved bond money will take place this summer, to pay for athletic fields and stadium work. Over the next two years, more field and stadium work will be done, costing $20 million.

New taxes and local bond won’t ease San Dieguito’s financial uncertainty

Marsha Sutton

Even after the passage of California’s Proposition 30, which raises taxes primarily for education, the San Dieguito Union High School District still faces a financial crisis.

The link between donors and contracts at San Dieguito

Marsha Sutton

The award to architectural firm Lionakis on Feb. 7 of two San Dieguito Union High School District contracts worth a combined $2.8 million makes Lionakis’ $25,000 donation to San Dieguito’s bond campaign seem, on the surface, suspect.

Overseers selected for San Dieguito schools bond

Marsha Sutton

Although board members for the San Dieguito Union High School District expressed pleasure at the high quality of applicants for a seat on the district’s bond Oversight Committee, there was a dearth of candidates for three of the five required positions.

The spending begins

Marsha Sutton

The current financing schedule for San Dieguito Union High School District’s $449 million Proposition AA bond shows that $160 million Series A bonds will be issued this April, which is about one-third of the total.

Watchdogs wanted to monitor school bond money disbursements

Marsha Sutton

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.

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  • Czech violin duo to perform at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe
    In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, the Czech School San Diego hosts a free classical violin concert by internationally recognized Czech violin player Jaroslav Svecený and his daughter, Julie Svecená, who are on a tour of the United States. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Village Church. The father-daughter duo will […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe weekly sports update
    Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 4-3 in a Palomar League opener for both teams on Oct. 9. Alayna Tomlinson and Farah Farjood each scored two goals to lead the Falcons. Samantha “Sammy” Cirino added one goal and one assist. […]
  • ‘Kachina Dolls and Dances’ to be topic at Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society lecture
    Native American expert Dr. James Kemp will discuss “Kachina Dolls and Dances” from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society. Katsina figures, also known as kachina dolls (in photo at right), were carved typically from cottonwood root by the Hopi people to instruct young girls and new brides about the katsinas, the im […]