Compensation and Benefits

Education Matters: Test return policy; counselors per student; teacher salaries; donations vs. fees

As the end of the school year approaches, before it’s too late I want to circle back and follow up on the test return policy at the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD).

In my April 27 column titled “Reviewing your child’s tests at home,” SDUHSD administrators made it clear that teachers are obligated to send tests and quizzes home upon request, to make it convenient and easier for parents to review them with their kids.

Since then, I’ve heard from far too many parents saying that teachers are still refusing to send tests home. And principals are not helping.

If teachers stall long enough, the point becomes moot. And that appears to be one very effective...