School boards and parents should run our schools. Teachers’ unions should not control school districts. San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) is an excellent district with excellent teachers.
However, I fear for the future of these schools and schools across the nation.
As a grandfather of a child attending an SDUHSD school, I believe we must change things immediately.
There were five board members (trustees) at SDUHSD. There are four board members now. A few months ago, a board member resigned, and the position was filled by an appointment. Now, this member is gone because there will be a special election.
Over the last two years, there have been four board members threatened with either a recall or special election. It is almost certain that one member will be recalled soon. The cost to the school district for these elections will be as much as $1,300,000.00. We have an interim superintendent now. We need a permanent superintendent and a stable school board.
I will support all board members and faculty who work toward the improvement of the schools. I will not support anything that wastes large amounts of money. The union and others are setting a bad example for students. I want our students to see how democracy and fair negotiations should be done.
Please support this school board. Vote against the recall if you live in Area 4 of the district.