John T. Salazar

Education Matters: Only 17, but leaving his mark on the school board

Education Matters: Only 17, but leaving his mark on the school board

When Isaac Gelman took the oath of office on Sept. 14 for a third year as a San Dieguito Union High School District student board member, it was unprecedented.

SDUHSD Superintendent Eric Dill said he’s never had a student board member serve more than one year, so Isaac “is unique in that regard.”

“By the time we get to know our [student] board representatives, they move on, so it’s been very special to get to work with Isaac over the years,” Dill said.

Isaac’s path to the school board started when he was accepted as an Associated Student Body member at Torrey Pines High School as a freshman.

ASB is a leadership course – with formal meetings, officers, and a sizable...

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