Superintendent's Leave a Good Thing: Parent

Protesters say they will not seek legal injunction against district as of now

By Marianne Kushi
|  Thursday, Aug 30, 2012  |  Updated 9:50 PM PDT
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A local parent tells NBC 7 anchor Marianne Kushi why she is glad a superintendent is leaving the San Diego Unified School District.

A local parent tells NBC 7 anchor Marianne Kushi why she is glad a superintendent is leaving the San Diego Unified School District.

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Despite accusations of unfairness and outrage after a local deputy school superintendent is placed on administrative leave, parents are coming forward to support the move.

Dr. Brenda Campbell oversees Area 1 in the San Diego School District and was recently placed on administrative leave.

School officials say it's a personnel matter and therefore cannot discuss allegations against her.

However, school board member Shelia Jackson says the leave will affect schools in her area as they get ready for the start of class next week.

Jackson is also calling for a public protest September 4th, the first day of school.

But a handful of parents we talked to say there is another side to the story and agree with the district's action.

A parent -- who doesn’t want to be identified for fear of retaliation -- has two children in Area 1, which largely covers southeast San Diego.

She says she doesn't feel Dr. Campbell is a good administrator. She also says she does not listen to parents who don't agree with her, and that complaints about the principal at her child's school go unanswered.

Earlier this week, protesters said they planned to seek a legal injunction against the San Diego Unified School District.

This afternoon organizers of that effort to file an injunction told NBC 7 that "as of now" they will not proceed with efforts against the district.

They are exploring other options, but that doesn't mean they won't seek to file an injunction in the future.
 

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