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UT Editorial – Vote no on Prop. YY San Diego school bond

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By The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board In 2008, local voters approved $2.1 billion in bonds for the San Diego Unified School District. In 2012, district voters approved an additional $2.8 billion in bonds. Now, with Proposition YY, the school board is seeking $3.5 billion more in bonds, to be paid off over 39 years with a property tax hike equal to $300 a year for a lot with a $500,000 valuation. The school district — California’s second largest with more than 130,000 students — has a backlog of needs when it comes to infrastructure...

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Vote NO on Measure YY – Bad Deal for San Diego!

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Dear Fellow San Diegans, We ask you to Vote NO on Measure YY. This is a Bad Deal for San Diego. The November Bond Issue YY would authorize San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) to issue an additional $3.5 billion in bonds all at the expense of residents, business owners, renters and retirees of San Diego.  Here are 7 facts the District and writers of YY will not tell you. #1: In the last 20 years (and as recently as 2012) the SDUSD has received 3 voter approvals to issue $6.4 billion in bonds.  In the districts own words this will total...

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KPBS Covers SD Unified Elections

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Full article at https://www.kpbs.org/news/2018/oct/01/lawsuit-challenging-sd-unified-election-rules-also Lawsuit Challenging SD Unified Elections Seeks To Invalidate This Year’s Board Races Monday, October 1, 2018 By Megan Burks Various groups have pushed for changes to San Diego Unified School Board elections over the years. Now, one is looking to force reform through the courts. Parents for Quality Education has filed a lawsuit alleging the district’s election process violates the California Voting Rights Act. The 2001 law prohibits...

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San Diego school board elections need an overhaul

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San Diego school board elections need an overhaul (Editorial piece from San Diego Union-Tribune) Taken from http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/editorials/sd-san-diego-school-board-elections-20180803-story.html By The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board There are always threats of legal action floating around San Diego City Hall. Some are taken seriously. Others are dismissed out of hand because they’ll never go anywhere. At the moment, one doesn’t seem to be getting the attention it deserves. Bret Caslavka, president of a San...

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Group threatens lawsuit over S.D. school elections (UT article)

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Group threatens lawsuit over S.D. school elections (from sduniontribune.com) By Lauryn Schroeder SAN DIEGO In an effort to overhaul San Diego Unified School District elections with a November ballot measure, an advocacy group is threatening the San Diego City Council with legal action if it fails to place the matter before voters. In a letter sent last week, Community Voices for Education President Bret Caslavka took aim at the school board’s election process, which he says violates the California Voting Rights Act and dilutes the voting...

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CVE Demands City Council Compliance with Voting Rights Act!

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August 8, 2018 Dear Parents and Advocates, It has been 17 months since Community Voices for Education begun its effort advocating for San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) School Board Election reform at the City Council. The council has no authority over SDUSD, but changes to school district elections require voters to amend the City Charter. We asked the City Council numerous times to place a Ballot Initiative on the November 2018 Election to amend the City Charter for SDUSD Board Member Elections to: Sub District Only Elections –...

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UT Article – Why some are increasingly upset with the San Diego school board

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Complete article here – Union Tribune – Why some are increasingly upset with the San Diego school board Why some are increasingly upset with the San Diego school board The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board   Re-election seemed to be a shoo-in for two San Diego school board incumbents seeking new terms when the formal deadline to announce a challenge came and went with no one deciding it was worth the time or money to target the labor-friendly pair. Then a duo boosted by the county Republican Party qualified as...

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Please join CVE at the City of San Diego Rules Committee Meeting!

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Please join Community Voices for Education at the City of San Diego Rules Committee Meeting! The time to speak up is now! Let us ask the CITY COUNCIL to place a Ballot Initiative in 2018 Election to amend the City Charter on SDUSD Board Member Elections: 1. To follow the same process as the City – Sub district elections by the people they serve. 2. There should be 2 four-year term limits. WHEN:    Wednesday, June 13, 2018          1:00 PM WHERE:   San Diego City Hall – Civic Plaza          12th Floor          202 “C” Street, San Diego,...

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KPBS Article

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The article below is from KPBS.org (http://www.kpbs.org/news/2018/may/30/san-diego-unified-agrees-put-term-limits-voters-no/) Two Proposals For SD Unified Term Limits Vie For Spot On November Ballot Wednesday, May 30, 2018 By Megan Burks Should San Diego Unified trustees have term limits? Two parties are taking steps to put the question before voters in November. The San Diego Unified School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to push for a ballot initiative that would let voters decide whether trustees should be limited to three four-year terms....

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CVE submits ballot measure to enact district-only elections and term limits

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Community Voices for Education submits ballot measure to enact district-only elections and term limits for San Diego Unified School Board Elections Concerned parents, community members and student advocates host press conference outside San Diego City Hall SAN DIEGO (May 31, 2018): Challenging San Diego City Council members to honor the will of the community, Community Voices for Education (CVE) held a press conference outside San Diego City Hall to submit their San Diego School Board election reform and term limits ballot measure proposal...

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