North Coast Current

Education Matters: San Dieguito board hopefuls present differing priorities

Marsha Sutton

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

Marsha Sutton

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

Marsha Sutton

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

Marsha Sutton

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

Marsha Sutton

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)

Roman S. Koenig

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

North Coast Current

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)

North Coast Current

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)

North Coast Current

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.

Blakespear holds wide lead for Encinitas mayor; Measure U out; Hubbard, Mosca council bound

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

North Coast Current

November 7, 2018

Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear appears to hold a sound victory as Jody Hubbard and Joe Mosca are headed for the City Council, according to San Diego County Registrar of Voters results as of midday Nov. 7. Measure U is headed for defeat. Tasha Boerner Horvath retains her lead for the 76th District Assembly seat over Elizabeth Warren. Incumbents lead school board races.

News online for Encinitas, Calif.
san dieguito union high school district