Category archives for: Education Matters

Twenty dead children have to matter

Marsha Sutton

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 Wrap-Up

Marsha Sutton

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.

Standing in a bucket

Marsha Sutton

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.

Education Matters/Opinion: Campaign contributions received for local bond measures

Marsha Sutton

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.

Five reasons to oppose the Del Mar school bond

Marsha Sutton

Proposition CC, a $76.8 million General Obligation bond measure sponsored by the Del Mar Union School District, asks homeowners on Nov. 6

Changing lives click by click

Marsha Sutton

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.

Driving home a point

Marsha Sutton

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.

There they go again…

Marsha Sutton

A direct-mail piece was sent out two weeks ago to many residents of the 92014 and 92130 zip codes, about the $76.8 million General Obligation bond initiative

Education Matters: The cost of special education: Part Two

Marsha Sutton

The cost of providing special education services can be up to 20 percent of a school district’s entire budget, as discussed in last week’s column. In the San Dieguito Union High School District, special education costs can be:

The cost of special education

Marsha Sutton

Talking about the cost to public school districts of providing special education services is tricky. No one argues that the need to serve all kids, regardless of their disabilities, is a moral imperative.

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