The common gripe is that charter schools work the system to exclude special ed students. The real story isn’t quite so convenient.
How do we make our district work within the law? The answer is fairly simple, but board members need to get moving to fulfill their duties to our communities.
We’ve been digging into how San Diego Unified has spent Props. S and Z funds, which voters OK’d for school repairs. Here’s what we’ve found so far.
Parents, staff and community members in San Diego Unified have been raising concerns over how school funds will be distributed since the state’s Local Control Funding Formula began. Their main beef: transparency.
College President Robert Deegan and two vice presidents will retire June 30 and take home roughly $150,000 each as an incentive.
A planned “Living Lab” funded with Prop. Z money sounds like a science teacher’s dream. But it will be located at a nonprofit institute where other members of the public can attend, and San Diego Unified will never own the land. Still, district and nonprofit officials believe it counts as a classroom for funding purposes.
Parents, teachers and school administrators are thinking a lot about charter schools lately: how to crack down on them when they screw up, how to emulate their best qualities and how to address the competition they drum up.
We’ve been investigating how school bond money is being spent. The numbers are important, but they don’t let readers see the good, bad and ugly of schools in need of improvements. But these photos do.
Tiny Alpine has begged for its own high school since the late 1990s. It thought it would finally get one when a campus was mentioned in two winning school bond measures. It still hasn’t, and the culprits blocking the school range from various district officials to President Ronald Reagan.
To comply with state rules, San Diego Unified demolished some portable classrooms when it built a new facility at San Diego High. But now portables are coming back to the school — at a cost.