February 20, 2009 (San Diego)--San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier will answer questions in an open discussion with the League of Women voters of San Diego (LWVSD) and with members of the community, during "Lunch With League," a give and take forum moderated by LWVSD member Dr. Richard Schere, psychologist.
The program will be held Monday, February 23, at Tom Ham's Lighthouse Restaurant on Harbor Island, with buffet at 11:30 a.m. followed by a question-answer session until 1:30 p.m. Cost for reservations is $25.00 for LWV members, $30.00 for non-members.
LWVSD Co-president Norma Damashek says, "We need to deal with the reality of financial pressures and how we're going to meet the needs of our students in this time of layoffs and economic uncertainty," adding, "What should be the highest priority to maintain an adequate education for our children?"
Dr. Schere will open the forum with Superintendent Grier by reading leaguers' questions based on videotaped interviews with three San Diego school district educators.
The forum will then extend participation to those in the audience who have further questions.
To reach Tom Ham's restaurant, take Harbor Dr. west to the airport, turn left at Harbor Island Dr, proceed two short blocks and turn right past hotels and marinas to the end of the island. Parking is free. Call 858-483-8696 for further information.