Statement: “Want to help San Diego schools? Get more accountability on the board? Get more teacher voices on the school board? Sign here,” Jeff Smith, a professional signature collector, told potential voters about a proposal to expand the San Diego Unified board to include appointees, according to Union-Tribune article on Dec. 29.
Analysis: A group called San Diegans 4 Great Schools is campaigning to expand the school board to include four new members appointed by a new committee of parent leaders, university chiefs and a business representative. The plan would also impose term limits and change the way the elected members are chosen, making them run exclusively in subdistricts instead of the whole district.