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  • SDUHSD gathering input for new trustee district maps

    SDUHSD gathering input for new trustee district maps

    On Oct. 12, the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) held the first of a series of public hearings as it begins the process of transitioning from an “at large” election system to a “by-trustee area” election system. The city of Encinitas is undergoing a similar effort as the school...

  • Rancho Santa Fe School board interviews five candidates for vacancy

    Rancho Santa Fe School board interviews five candidates for vacancy

    The Rancho Santa Fe School District board interviewed five candidates for its board vacancy in an open session on Oct. 16. Candidates Elise Dufresne, Kali Kim, Jee Manghani, Richard Shen and Jon Yonemitsu were each asked the same eight questions about issues such as their priorities, their decision-making...

  • RSF School considers 2018 bond effort, facilities plan update

    RSF School considers 2018 bond effort, facilities plan update

    The Rancho Santa Fe School board has given direction for the district to explore the feasibility of pursuing a potential general obligation bond in 2018. Additionally, the board approved issuing a request for qualifications and proposals for an architectural firm to review and update the district’s...

  • RSF School District 'committed to reaching agreement' with teachers

    RSF School District 'committed to reaching agreement' with teachers

    R. Roger Rowe teachers again spoke out about their continuing contract negotiations at the Rancho Santa Fe School board meeting on Oct. 12. Many teachers in attendance wore black buttons that read “Respect.” Teachers spoke about the importance of feeling valued, respected and competitively compensated...

  • Mike Gallagher is new Rancho Santa Fe Association board member

    Mike Gallagher is new Rancho Santa Fe Association board member

    It took six secret ballots but the Rancho Santa Fe Association board appointed Mike Gallagher as its new director on Oct. 5. The board was considering six candidates for the post vacated by Mike Licosati, who had to resign after moving out of the Covenant. The names of candidates remained confidential...

  • Rancho Santa Fe approves high-speed internet project

    Rancho Santa Fe approves high-speed internet project

    One gigabit internet service is in Rancho Santa Fe’s future as the community overwhelmingly voted in favor of the RSF Association’s $13 million-$14 million fiber optic project. Rancho Santa Fe Connect received 799 “yes” votes and 141 “no” votes. With the favorable advisory vote, the Association...

  • Spooktacular returns to haunt Del Mar Horsepark Oct. 7-8

    Spooktacular returns to haunt Del Mar Horsepark Oct. 7-8

    The Spooktacular Halloween Dressage Show and Howl’in Dog Costume Contest returns to the Del Mar Horsepark on Oct. 7-8, considered by many to be the “funnest dressage show of the year.” Lisa Blaufuss of Crackerjack Productions created Spooktacular in 2013 as a competitive, triple-rated dressage...

  • SDUHSD to split into trustee areas for elections

    SDUHSD to split into trustee areas for elections

    The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) has begun the process of changing the method in which its trustees are elected. At a Sept. 27 special meeting, the board passed a resolution to transition from an “at large” election system to a “by-trustee area” election system — meaning the...

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