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Special District

Sweetwater Union High School District
Measure CC Referendum - Majority Approval Required

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Election Results

Passing

131,550 votes yes (84.98%)

23,248 votes no (15.02%)

Shall the Members of the Sweetwater Union High School District Board of Trustees be limited to two (2) terms of office?

What is this proposal?

Measure Details — Official information about this measure

YES vote means

A “Yes” vote is a vote in favor of adopting the proposed Board Bylaw amendment which would impose a two term limit on persons who commence serving as Board Member on the Sweetwater Union High School District Board of Trustees, on or after December 1, 2016. 

NO vote means

A “No” vote is a vote against the adoption of the proposed Board Bylaw amendment. 

Background

San Diego County Counsel

This measure was placed on the ballot by the governing board of the Sweetwater Union High School District (“District”).

Impartial analysis / Proposal

San Diego County Counsel

This measure, if approved by a majority of voters, will amend the Sweetwater Union High School District Board Bylaws (“Board Bylaws”).

The proposed Board Bylaw amendment would add a new section 9111, entitled “Term Limits,” which would provide that no person may serve for more than two terms as a Board Member on the Sweetwater Union High School District Board of Trustees (“Board of Trustees), on or after December 1, 2016.

Currently, persons serving as Board Members on the Board of Trustees are not limited in the number of terms they may serve. The proposed Board Bylaw amendment, if passed, will change this by imposing a two term limit on Board Members. In addition, the Board Bylaw amendment provides that any person who serves more than one-half of a full term will be deemed to have served a full term. Any Board Member who resigns or is removed from office will be deemed to have served a full term. A person who serves less than one-half of a term, but does not resign or is not removed from office will not be deemed to have served a full term.

If the proposed Board Bylaw amendment is approved by the majority of voters, it will apply prospectively only to the terms of office commencing on or after December 1, 2016. This means that a person elected as Board Member, who commences serving a term of office on or after December 1, 2016, would be eligible to serve two terms of office as a District Board member. The current incumbents serving as Board Members would not have the terms already served count towards the two term limit. Rather, if this proposed Board Bylaw amendment is approved, any incumbent Board Member who is elected to another term of office, and commences his/her new term of office on or after December 1, 2016 would be eligible to serve two more terms of office, if elected to both terms. 

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

Arguments FOR

ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE CC

 

TERM LIMITS FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE SWEETWATER UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD

The Sweetwater Union High School District (“District”) Board of Trustees (“Board”) believes that setting a limit on the number of terms an individual may serve on the Board will cause a rejuvenation of the Board by bringing fresh ideas and broadening the range of persons making important decisions effecting the district, its students and schools. In addition, it will create more competitive elections by ensuring that periodically the advantages of incumbency of a Board member may lead to increased citizen participation in seeking elective office.

/s/

NICHOLAS J. SEGURA, JR.
Board President,
Sweetwater Union High School District 

— San Diego County Registrar of Voters

Arguments AGAINST

ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE CC

 

No argument against measure CC was filed in the office of the Registrar of Voters. 

— San Diego County Registrar of Voters

Replies to Arguments FOR

[None]

— San Diego County Registrar of Voters

Replies to Arguments AGAINST

[None]

— San Diego County Registrar of Voters

Who supports or opposes this measure?

Yes on Measure CC

Organizations (2)

Elected & Appointed Officials (0)
No on Measure CC
Organizations (0)
Elected & Appointed Officials (0)

More information

News (6)

Avoid School Board Elections At Your Own Child’s Risk — September 30, 2016 San Diego Free Press
Proposal would limit time on school board — September 10, 2016 The Star-News
Sweetwater to pay $7.3M settlement — July 1, 2016 San Diego Union-Tribune
A Guide to Understanding the Sweetwater Scandal — January 30, 2012 Voice of San Diego
26 felony charges in Sweetwater case — January 4, 2012 San Diego Union-Tribune
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