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Education Matters: What they’re paid

Marsha Sutton March 11, 2021
With the understanding that public education exists to put student interests first, the public needs to know what teachers earn, how superintendents receive increased pay, and what might need to be cut from student services in the future to accommodate regular and often massive wage increases.

Education Matters: Understanding the dangers of national strife

Marsha Sutton February 5, 2021
We look to our children for hope. Let us provide guidance to young people so they can work toward a better future and help mend national strife and divisions that today seem insurmountable.

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

Marsha Sutton 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.
Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

Caterina exits San Dieguito board race, backs competitor Allman

North Coast Current 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

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.
New Cardiff School buildings, pictured at the end of September, are nearly complete. (McCarthy photo for Cardiff School District)

Court rules in Cardiff district’s favor on aspects of school project

North Coast Current October 9, 2020
The Cardiff School District marked a victory this week after recent defeats in court in an ongoing battle with residents over a campus reconstruction project.

Letter: Cardiff School District — delay and deflect

October 8, 2020
It’s long past due for the Cardiff School District to own up to its irresponsible decisions and stop manipulating parents’ emotions to deflect the blame.

Letter: Where were challenges to Cardiff ‘park’ incursions before?

October 8, 2020
I’m curious where the people behind Save the Park were almost 20 years ago, when the Science Lab and student bathrooms were installed within the “park” boundary. But then again, those changes to the “park” didn’t affect the views of some neighbors.

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.
The status of George Berkich Park, pictured Sept. 17, 2019, is in debate between the Cardiff School District and residents as construction continues at the district’s Cardiff Elementary campus. (NCC file photo by Roman S. Koenig)

District frustration mounts after latest ruling in Cardiff school park case

Bella Ross September 25, 2020
The Cardiff community is reeling from legal whiplash after a U.S. district court ruled the National Parks Service acted in violation of its own rules in approving the Cardiff School rebuild, forcing the district to delay its planned return to in-person learning.

Commentary: Community vetted Cardiff School project; plaintiffs won’t accept it

Jon Cohen August 23, 2020
If Save the Park prevails with its latest court action, it will waste more of Cardiff School District’s already strained budget. And, underscoring the ultimate folly of their unrelenting campaign, it will do nothing to create a better educational experience for kids or improved recreational space for Cardiff.

Education Matters: Personal attacks in Cardiff sink to new depths

Marsha Sutton August 14, 2020
Bullying tactics worthy of playground antics not only set a terrible example of poor adult behavior but also may do more damage to Cardiff School’s tenuous position.
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