A 2003 state law aims to protect school children from harmful traffic pollution. More than three-dozen San Diego County schools sit within the danger zone near major roadways – but they’re all exempt from the law.

The school district had previously agreed to sell the Mission Beach Center for $16.5 million.

As it scrambles to sell off assets to close its budget deficit, the county’s largest school district is crafting poor deals and botching great ones, local real estate experts say.

San Diego Unified’s new chief financial officer takes on teachers unions and the school board in a wide-ranging interview.

In 2011, the San Diego Unified School District was on the brink of insolvency. Now, officials are talking about stability and even reinvestment.

It decided to sell Camp Elliott. It got a bid above its goals. It chose to start over. Maybe.