By Miriam Raftery
Updated March 31 with new info from the County Office of Education.
March 15, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – The County Committee on School District Organization will hold six hearings to get public input on the Grossmont Union High School District’s proposed shift to electing governing board trustees by districts. The GUHSD board voted 4-1 to adopt a controversial map and seek a waiver of a public vote despite opposition from members of the public who spoke, some alleging gerrymandering to oust a dissenting board member and break up a vocal minority voting block, as ECM reported.
The six hearings are set for March 17 in La Mesa, March 28 in El Cajon, April 4 in Alpine, April 5 in Jamul, April 6 in Lemon Grove, and April 11 in Lakeside. The public can testify at the meetings and also submit written comments up until April 7. The County’s committee will vote to approve or disapprove the district’s request at its April 13 meeting. The Alpine hearing was added after ECM and community members asked that Alpine be added as a location due to the many controversies involving the Alpine area.
For the full schedule of meetings, rules and details, click "read more" and scroll down.
To view the San Diego County Office of Education hearings announcement in English, Spanish and Arabic, click here.
To view data on the GUHSD redistricting plan including demographic details and maps, click here.