It’s easy to retrospectively point out areas where San Diego’s last four superintendents fell short. It’s much more difficult to take each lesson and apply it to the current state of the district.

Escalating problems for SD streets, are special elections worth it?, support for recycled wastewater and more.

Will Carless and Scott Lewis examine some of the challenges the new schools chief will face and the strategies the district’s using to close next year’s budget gap.