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Apr 28 – San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten & Board Member Kevin Beiser


Nicole Tallon, CPI intern

Nicole Tallon, CPI intern

Last November Proposition 30 was passed with great support from Governor Brown, organized labor, and many Point Loma Democratic Club members! Prop 30 helps ensure that school budgets will not be slashed as is happening in many other parts of the country.

The San Diego Unified School District and labor negotiated agreements last year that eliminated the cyclical issuing of pink-slips to teachers (especially music teachers) and the board recently and unanimously appointed elementary school principal Cindy Marten as the new superintendent.

Come listen and talk to Superintendent Cindy Marten and Board Member Kevin Beiser about the challenges involved in turning around under performing schools, as well as the great success stories of public schools in San Diego. Did you know that San Diego Unified just recently received national recognition by being awarded Best Community for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation?

Here are some discussion topics for the new superintendent suggested by Voice of San Diego readers.

San Diego Unified School District
Members of the Board of Education are nominated by geographic sub-districts and elected by the entire school district for a term of four years.

Although each board member technically represents the entire school district, schools and members of the public in a particular sub-district commonly address issues to the board member nominated by that sub-district. For this reason, nominating sub-districts, along with schools geographically located within them, are listed below for each board member. However, you may contact any board member for any purpose.

Cindy Marten
Principal Central Elementary
Work Hard. Be Kind. Dream Big! No Excuses.

4.00PM – 5.30PM
Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot Street, San Diego, CA
For additional info call Susan Peinado at (619) 800-5098
Directions and parking information


Social Time Members are encouraged to get together from 3.30pm before the meeting starts, please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share. After the meeting ends everyone is invited to adjourn for Happy Hour at the Point Break Cafe at 2743 Shelter Island Dr on the corner of Shelter Island Dr and Shafter St.