All children in San Diego deserve the opportunity for a quality education. It is up to all of us to ensure our elected school board members are being held accountable for the decisions they make. Our goal should be to work toward increasing student proficiency in math and reading, and close the large achievement gap in San Diego schools.
Our kids deserve better!
The Reform Our School Board ballot measure will give more power to voters within the San Diego Unified School District by requiring:
District-only elections: The current system requires candidates to run twice: first in their own district in the primary election, and then district-wide in the general election. The result is that a candidate nominated by district voters could lose in the general election to a less successful local candidate with more resources and who is supported by special interests. District-only elections place the power to choose board members squarely in the hands of the local communities they represent.
School board term limits: Stable leadership is important, but when politicians make the school board a career, they can lose touch with the families they are supposed to represent. That’s why the Reform Our School Board ballot measures establishes a limit of two four-year terms – 8 years total – which allows for stability and continuity of leadership, while balancing the benefits of new leaders with fresh ideas and energy.
Sign the Petition to tell San Diego Unified School District to put our kids first!