At a time when every city in the world is competing to nurture and retain people with 21st century skills, San Diego can’t afford to set itself back.
Quartyard will pop back up near its original location, why you’re about to see a lot of Jimmy Buffett stories and more in our weekly roundup of the region’s arts and culture news.
Low-income schools are set to bear the brunt of San Diego Unified’s multimillion-dollar budget cuts. For 16 of the 20 schools in San Diego Unified facing the most teacher layoff notices, at least 75 percent of students qualify for free and reduced-price lunch.
That layoffs hit the poorest schools hardest is generally accepted as true – both by people who want to preserve the current system of teacher protections and those who want to dismantle it.
School board trustees recently voted to eliminate the district’s internal audit office. It’s not clear how that move would comply with a state law that prevents schools from freely outsourcing employee jobs – something the district said it plans to do. The district’s legal counsel said she’s confident the plan passes legal muster.
How many positions are being lost as part of San Diego Unified’s budget cuts? Depending on who you ask, it’s either 400 to 500, or “more than 800,” or 850, or 977 or more than 1,500. The district’s own documents and top officials have only added to the confusion.
In a 2013 deposition, the outgoing police chief said a series of budget cuts made officers – some struggling with alcohol abuse and in need of resources – feel like the city left them behind.
In a new ad, mayoral candidate David Alvarez says he restored funding for certain city services. So did Kevin Faulconer.
Though the City Council approved beefed-up library hours beginning in July, they haven’t yet happened. Here’s why.
Hear from four students at Central Elementary, who wrote letters to the San Diego Unified school board, urging them to roll back their decision to lay off one in five teachers district-wide.