Grand Jury suggests training for School Board
Updated 10/12/2017 - Board of Trustees passed at the Board Meeting that they will hold a public six-hour governance training sometime in February 2018.
San Diego Grand Jury urges more training for the San Dieguito Board even though several members have been on board for decades
After reviewing the county's 42 school district boards, the San Diego grand jury selected the San Dieguito Union High School District school board a one of the 4 boards in need of mandatory training. The grand jury also found that the superintendent also needed training. This past year, board members Dalessandro, Hergesheimer and Herman approved the hiring of superintendent Eric Dill, even though he did not have the credentials required by the State of California: namely, a teacher's credential and an administrative credential. The board members, who form a voting majority, agreed to waive the state requirements. Click here for report
By August 1, 2017 the District was required to submit a response. According to Voice of San Diego, the District's response was as follows:
"the recommendations have already been a part of the training for its superintendents. Its response also said the Grand Jury lacked any evidence of specific shortcomings in the boards’ training, so the board assumed its voluntary programs were good enough."