Mark Wyland

Education Matters: Education gets a little SOUL

There’s a new kid on the block in the San Dieguito Union High School District. 

Coming to a location near you this fall, the School of Universal Learning – SOUL – is the first approved charter school in San Dieguito’s history.

After being denied authorization by the SDUHSD board last October, SOUL co-founders Marisa Bruyneel and Michael Grimes made good on their promise to seek authorization at the next level, the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE). 

The approval was granted by SDCOE, at a special board meeting Jan. 19, for two years rather than the customary five. Nevertheless, Bruyneel and Grimes were ecstatic and confident they could show success...