The campaign of Bernie Rhinerson, big labor-backed candidate for San Diego Community College District, has been placing 4′ x 8′ signs on school property throughout the district — as evidenced by the following photos. Rhinerson works as chief of staff for the embattled San Diego Unified School District, and has long been considered the chief architect of the district’s financial insolvency.
The daytime photos show Rhinerson’s signs at Foster Elementary School in Allied Gardens, and evening photos at the school crossing for Vista Grande Elementary in Tierrasanta.
Candidates have long been known to obstruct public right-of-ways with their campaign signs, and have often mistakenly placed them on public property. Rhinerson, however, being a very vocal and public figure within SDUSD, has absolutely no excuse to have his signs on our taxpayer-funded school campuses.
Keep in mind, SDUSD has been caught a handful of times over the last decade using education dollars on bond campaign activities. Such activity was recently covered by U-T San Diego. Apparently, Rhinerson may have learned a thing or two from those experiences.
Is it too much to ask that our public officials simply follow the letter of the law — especially when they campaign for office?