San Diego Unified School District board President Kevin Beiser was looking ahead to a second term today after defeating challenger Amy Redding.
Beiser picked up more than 68 percent of the ballots cast in Tuesday's election to fend off a challenge by Redding, who chairs the District Advisory Council for Compensatory Education, which advises the board on meeting the needs of disadvantaged students.
She said she ran because she disagreed with prior board decisions to save money by shortening the school year and increasing class sizes.
Beiser, a teacher in the Sweetwater Union High School District and former county Math Teacher of the Year, said he will concentrate on trying to avoid increasing class sizes further; protecting art, music and career vocational education; and improving graduation rates.
In the other school board seat up for election, Michael McQuary ran unopposed. McQuary replaces Scott Barnett, who declined to seek a second term.
—City News Service