San Diego Unified is Poway By The Sea

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San Diego Politics & Media Mashup Cross-posted at FlashReport I want to highlight a story in Thursday’s U-T San Diego: “Tax Group to Oppose San Diego School Bonds” It’s worth your attention because it does a nice job of laying out a financial crisis similar to the one in Poway that has received national attention. In short, the San Diego Unified School District is Poway …

Financial Plan? San Diego Unified School District says we don’t need no stinkin’ financial plan!

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Recent revelations about high-interest, long term financing of a school bond measure by the Poway Unified School District cannot have escaped the attention of a single school official in San Diego, the state of California, or nationwide for that matter. Citizens are outraged and sounding off. Watchdog groups are calling for reforms that would prevent this type of financing scheme …

Alpert: ‘There is very little trust inside San Diego Unified’

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[captionpix imgsrc=”http://sdrostra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Emily.jpg” captiontext=”Emily Alpert”] Politics & Media Mashup: your weekend news aggregator leads off with a Q & A with Emily Alpert, the former education reporter at voiceofsandiego.org. Also included: Gobs of links to some of the week’s best stories about local, state and national politics as well as social and traditional media. Emily Alpert covered education for voiceofsandiego.org until she was laid …

Huge day for SD Unified, Maas sets his sights on DeMaio, Newt’s promise and more

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There is a lot going on. Too much to wait for a weekend roundup. So here is your weekday news aggregator: The San Diego Unified School District is expected to find out at noon today whether deep cuts and a takeover are around the corner for the state’s second largest school district. Follow @kyamamura @MaureenMagee and @voiceofsandiego on Twitter for the …

How Much Will Prop. S Cost Taxpayers in the End?

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A little news item crossed my desk today from the Associated General Contractors regarding a financial report on the status of Proposition S. As you’ll recall, that $2.1 billion bond measure became a major battle between labor and merit shop interests over proposed construction projects in the San Diego Unified School District. According to the release, the school district plans …

Jackson’s Out! Who’s In for San Diego Unified School Board?

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Blood hit the water. Seems San Diego Unified School District board member Shelia Jackson will not seek re-election. So far, a handful of candidates popped up on the radar screen as potential candidates for her seat. According to Voice of San Diego’s Emily Alpert, as many as four candidates could be in the race though I’m sure the picture will …