At one of the first forums for San Diego Unified School Board races, candidates shared ideas about reopening, school choice and school funding.
Three seats on the five-member school board are up for grabs. The board governs the second-largest school district in the state, with roughly 100,000 students and a $1.5 billion budget.
UC San Diego organizational development manager LaWana Richmond is challenging current Trustee Sharon Whitehurst-Payne to represent District E, which is southeast San Diego.
College professor Camille Harris is challenging current Trustee Richard Barrera to represent District D, which is south central San Diego.
And health educator Sabrina Bazzo is facing off with nonprofit consultant Crystal Trull to represent District A, which is north central San Diego. Board President John Lee Evans, who represents District A, is not running for re-election.
Wednesday’s forum was held via Zoom by Parents for Quality Education President Tom Keliinoi and Voice of