It’s an open race to signify District four on Lengthy Seashore Unified College District’s Board of Schooling.
Jon Meyer, who has represented the District four for 16 years, will retire after this time period — so there aren’t any incumbents operating.
However whoever among the many three candidates operating to exchange him within the March Three election could have a giant job forward of them. In June, Barry Welsch, the president of the Academics Affiliation of Lengthy Seashore, stated, “Filling Jon Meyer’s shoes will be no easy task.”
If no candidate wins 50% of the vote subsequent month, a runoff would happen on Nov. 3, the identical day as the overall presidential election.
LBUSD, meanwhile, is doing well in some ways. It has made strides in narrowing the achievement hole, has been routinely acknowledged as one of many prime schooling methods within the nation and has received a number of awards for tutorial excellence.
However there are additionally troubling indicators within the finances, there’s extra work to do to extend achievement requirements throughout the board, and there are persevering with points — the district will not be alone on this — with teen psychological well being. The district should additionally discover a worthy successor to Superintendent Chris Steinhauser, who will soon retire.
The put up
The District four consultant will probably be one in all 5 members on the Board of Schooling. The Fourth District is mostly in southeast Lengthy Seashore, and consists of Sign Hill to the northwest and town of Avalon, on Catalina Island. District four has 12 elementary and Ok-Eight colleges, three center colleges and 5 excessive colleges — together with Wilson Excessive.
LBUSD, in the meantime, is among the largest districts within the area, with 71,800 college students; it is usually a minority-majority district, with Hispanic college students representing 57.3% of the whole inhabitants. LBUSD’s working finances for the 2019-20…