Behind John Collins’ fall from grace, County Grand Jury recommends local school districts should train officials how to run a public agency and more in our weekly roundup of news from North County.
SANDAG must transform itself into a new kind of organization, ready to deal with 21st century problems, and make restoring the public trust its No. 1 priority.
As part of a crackdown on illegal marijuana dispensaries, San Diego police conducted a raid on Aug. 2 and arrested 12 employees for illegally selling and distributing marijuana. They were targeting an unauthorized delivery service, and they found cocaine on site. But the bust brought up the long-simmering question about whether any delivery services are […]
In 2015, the superintendent of Poway Unified district — which serves Poway and northern inland stretches of the city of San Diego like Rancho Bernardo — made the second-highest salary of any public schools chief in the state. District officials, proud of their high-performing schools in an affluent region, must have believed John Collins was worth it. […]
The San Diego Art Institute has a new leader at the helm. Jacqueline Silverman will step in as executive director of the Balboa Park institution, taking the place of Ginger Shulick Porcella. Porcella is credited with successfully turning the San Diego Art Institute into a key player in the local art scene. Not everyone liked the […]
With high-achieving students and a compensation package that made him the second highest-paid public school superintendent in the state, former Poway Unified superintendent John Collins had a firm spot among the upper echelon of California educators. Now he’s facing multiple felony charges. Though Collins’ fall from grace may seem abrupt, it was more of a slow burn.
In coming months, the City Council will decide if San Diego should begin buying power for residents from someone other than San Diego Gas & Electric. Right now, there’s a lot of numbers flying around about whether the idea makes sense. But part of the decision will also boil down to big questions about the […]
The San Diego City Council is expected to decide early next year whether the city should part ways with San Diego Gas & Electric. Expect a massive airing of civic grievances in which both sides argue the other isn’t suited to provide the city’s power.
The San Diego Unified School District landed an impressive 91 percent graduation rate in 2016. It’s the highest grad rate on record, and the district achieved it even as it beefed up graduation standards. The district has refuted much of VOSD’s reporting on how it achieved its grad rate, and even created an entire webpage vehemently denying […]
Not only does new data show the lowest-performing students in the class of 2016 were transferring out of San Diego Unified, school officials now admit that’s exactly what has happened in the past – a major reversal after the district vehemently denied that was the case.