Morning Report: Del Mar Teachers and Parents Demand Investigation Into Staff Climate

Growing tensions between teachers and district leaders in the Del Mar Union School District, along with a series of staff layoffs, have led parents and community members to call for an internal investigation.

Over the past few weeks, the district council meeting has been crowded with passionate parents speaking for their children’s teachers, which described a tense environment between staff and administrators, reports Tigist Layne.

After former Del Mar Heights director Jason Soileau, was district leaders allegedly pushed out in March, parents began hearing from teachers about other similarly experienced faculty members.

Since then, parents and faculty members have asked the council for a third-party investigation, but the council has largely remained silent on the issue.

Click here to read more about the alleged conflict.

What a change work tells us about the national city’s political landscape

This week, the executive council of the San Diego Imperial Counties Labor Council voted to endorse Jose Rodriguez as mayor of National City and oppose the re-election of Alejandra Sotelo-Solis.

Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts reported in the latest Policy Report that the endorsement is not final.

The Labor Council still needs to vote as a whole, but the crack staff of Political Reports writes that the support for Rodriguez was overwhelming.

Why it matters: The election of the National City Mayor will not take place until November when all candidates will be on the ballot such as Sotelo-Solis, Rodriguez and former Mayor Ron Morrison. Sotelo-Solis, however, had previous work support. The council vote only indicated that something had changed.

Also in the Political Report, a little more background on these mailers against Dave Myers, candidate for sheriff.

Read the Policy Report here.

On the pod: Our facilitators sat down with Jacob McWhinney to talk about Awaken Church become a link for anti-vaccine, anti-mask political organizations across the region. A new survey also shows that homelessness has increased at least 10 percent in the past two years. Tamera Kohler, Director General of the Homeless Regional Working Group, told us the numbers and offered some opposition and context.

In other news

  • San Diego unemployment rate is now at 3 percent, sharply down from high pandemic, but labor force participation is also declining. The UT offers a couple of possibilities to explain it: people who retire early, move out of the area, or stay home to save on childcare costs.
  • A federal judge in Louisiana has blocked a plan by President Joe Biden’s administration lift restrictions on asylum seekers on the southern border. These restrictions were supposed to be lifted on Monday. (Associated Press)
  • A member of the Midway-Pacific Highway Community Planning Group discussed in an op-ed that the city of San Diego should move forward with a thorough analysis of all five proposals for redevelopment of the Sports Arena site. City staff pushed for a reduction in the list of proposals, but the City Council’s Committee on Land Use and Housing recommended that full advice consider all options. They are set to do so today.

Correction: Friday, May 20, post, “Morning Report: Silly Mailer Season, ”Incorrect temperature information. San Diego has a 40 percent chance of summer temperatures being above average.

Tigists Layne, Jesse Marx and Andrea Lopez-Villafaña wrote the Morning Report.

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