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Education Matters: The impact of a new San Dieguito school board

December 14, 2020
With a new school board and fresh perspectives, perhaps San Dieguito Union High School District constituents can look forward to greater transparency, more fiscal responsibility and an emphasis on the interests of students ahead of adults.

Caterina exits San Dieguito board race, backs competitor Allman

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
October 14, 2020
A candidate has bowed out of the San Dieguito Union High School District board race and given her support to a competitor.

Education Matters: San Dieguito board hopefuls present differing priorities

October 10, 2020
The race for San Dieguito Union High School District’s Area 4 seat offers voters stark choices. With three candidates hoping to replace retiring school board member Joyce Dalessandro, the election could turn the tables on a union-dominated school board. Although school board races are technically nonpartisan, this one, as with many others, is decidedly not.

Education Matters: The candidate scramble at San Dieguito

October 7, 2020
Is it the last act of sitting school board members to recruit and select their replacements? The idea of retiring and letting anyone run who wants to is apparently not something San Dieguito Union High School District board members do.

Education Matters: Restricting public participation

June 3, 2020
Of all the issues that have arisen recently in the San Dieguito Union High School District, it’s fair to say the grading policy was one of considerable importance to the community. On this issue, the public was denied its right to address the board in a fair and transparent manner.

Education Matters: Grading policy at San Dieguito ignites community

May 20, 2020
The San Dieguito Union High School District’s Board of Trustees, students and parents should have been involved in the district’s credit/no credit grading discussion from the beginning, rather than the superintendent rolling it out without seeking more feedback from stakeholders.

Education Matters: Scorning the public’s right to be heard

May 20, 2020
By violating the basic rules of California’s Brown Act in its ill-advised attempt to control the number of public speakers, the San Dieguito Union High School District board has taken away the public’s right to address its elected officials.

Sunset High School in Encinitas to keep its name, trustees decide

Work continues Feb. 26 on the new campus for Sunset High School and other programs at the Encinitas campus. (San Dieguito Union High School District photo)
February 28, 2020
The sun will not set on the longtime name of an Encinitas alternative high school after a vote by district trustees Thursday, Feb. 27. There will be some updates, however, according to San Dieguito district officials.

EDITORIAL: Sunset High School in Encinitas deserves better than fluff

January 31, 2020
For decades, students have been helped along their life paths thanks to Sunset High School, a continuation campus in the San Dieguito Union High School District. Teens at the Encinitas school didn’t necessarily expect any fluff treatment, nor did educators expect to give it. Fluff treatment is what the school is getting, however, with its administration’s call for a new name.

Campus selection set to start for San Dieguito district high schools

A faculty member walks across the courtyard of San Dieguito High School Academy's math and science building Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo by Jen Acosta)
January 20, 2020
The San Dieguito Union High School District offers several information nights in February to help families decide campuses for their children to attend in the 2020-21 school year, the district recently announced.

Critics launch petition against Encinitas school name change

Demolition crews take down buildings in early July at Sunset High School in Encinitas. The campus is being fully rebuilt. (San Dieguito Union High School District project photo)
Sunset High School principal floats idea to San Dieguito district trustees as work begins on new campus
September 17, 2019
Sunset High School alumni and members of the community have launched an online petition calling on the San Dieguito Union High School District to keep the continuation school’s name.

San Dieguito high school district campus selection window opens

A faculty member walks across the courtyard of San Dieguito High School Academy's math and science building Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo by Jen Acosta)
February 6, 2019
The selection window for next fall’s San Dieguito district high school campus enrollment opens Feb. 14.
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