Of all the consequences to befall San Diego city schools as a result of former trustee Marne Foster’s actions, a hit to the planned Pools for Schools initiative is perhaps the least expected.
At Tuesday’s board meeting, the four remaining trustees will decide how to fill the seat. The district has to appoint someone within 30 days. If it doesn’t, it must hold a special election.
Here are a few things the unsealed search warrant finally answered about the saga surrounding the former school board trustee, and questions that remain.
Newly unsealed documents show that San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten knew that then-trustee Marne Foster planned to submit a $250,000 legal claim against the district.
On this week’s San Diego Explained, VOSD’s Mario Koran and NBC 7 San Diego’s Monica Dean detail the Memorial Prep revamp proposal, its cost and why some folks don’t support it.
Schools trustee Richard Barrera said he is confident Marne Foster’s resignation and guilty plea hasn’t tarnished the district’s image.
Following months of allegations, San Diego Unified School Board trustee Marne Foster resigned over an issue that had never surfaced publicly. But lawyers on both sides of the case acknowledged that high-profile allegations made against her played an important role in her resignation.
San Diego Unified officials say a deal to lease a piece of property to a developer would bring the district $38 million over the lifetime of the lease. The deal would force out Innovations Academy, a charter school that has moved three times since 2008.
There’s an aggressive turf war that several San Diego-area school districts are waging against personalized learning, independent study-based public charter schools across the county.
Smaller districts, with less bureaucratic layers, sound like they’re set up to be more responsive. But there are obviously benefits of having a large school district – otherwise we wouldn’t have them in the first place. So is there a “right size” for a school district?