Outsider in as School Board Prez

A new president was elected to the San Diego City School Board, and the selection could mean a shift in power.

Shelia Jackson, who was often a dissenting voice on the previous school board, was chosen as  president by the newly elected board on Monday night by a 3-2 vote. Besides her own vote, she received the support of new board members John Lee Evans and Richard Barrera. The new members are said to be less supportive of the reform agenda set by new  Superintendent Terry Grier and critical of a top-down management approach, which they have said they would like to see changed.

Jackson, who often was on the losing side of votes in the  past, may find herself leading a board that is split in her favor. She replaces Katherine Nakamura, who remains on the board. 

Read the voiceofsandiego.org's "Chief Dissenter Turns School Board Prez" for more details.

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