Education Matters: Reviewing San Dieguito’s missteps

The most recent misstep at the San Dieguito Union High School District centers on the lack of planning for adequate facilities for the Adult Transition Program, which serves special education students ages 18-22.

But there have been others. Besides the ones listed last week, no recitation could be complete without discussing the district’s precarious financial status.

SDUHSD Superintendent Eric Dill’s yearly prediction that the district nearly always manages to close its deficit by the end of the fiscal year, thanks to careful planning and conservative estimates, did not come to pass this time.

Final figures will be available this month, but Dill told me a deficit is...