Jeff Smith noon, Nov. 25
Appointment Trend Continues In Chula Vista Elementary
On Tuesday night the Chula Vista Elementary School District swore in new trustee Glendora Tremper. According to the Union-Tribune article that first published the news, Tremper currently works as a bilingual language, speech, and hearing specialist for the South Bay Union School District.
Less than two years ago, Tremper was part of a five-member search team that selected Chula Vista Elementary's new superintendent, Francisco Escobedo.
An August 2010 Union-Tribune article reported that Tremper served on the selection committee as a parent representative and was employed at South Bay Union as a student support service coordinator. At the time, Escobedo was assistant superintendent of South Bay.
Four out of the five Chula Vista Elementary board members have now been appointed: Larry Cunningham, David Bejarano, Douglas Luffborough III, and Glendora Tremper.
The process has been the subject of criticism recently as many feel the appointee gains an electoral advantage. A recent editorial in the newspaper La Prensa stated: "For all intents and purposes this whole appointment process feels as though it was predetermined...with the next board member selected by a few instead of by an election. It's like the movie GroundHog Day, where the same thing keeps happening over and over."
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