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San Diego Unified School Board Candidates Advance To November Election

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story stated that Beiser won the school board seat. He and Redding both advance to the general election.

Credit: Milan Kovacevic

San Diego Unified School District board President Kevin Beiser addresses a crowd of supporters at Athens Market Taverna in San Diego, June 3, 2014.

San Diego Unified School District board President Kevin Beiser advanced to the November election after picking up 68 percent of the votes cast in the primary.

His challenger, Amy C. Redding, who chairs the District Advisory Council for Compensatory Education, also advances to the general election in November.

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Redding 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.

Credit: Milan Kovacevic

Candidate for the San Diego Unified School District, Michael McQuary speaks to supporters at Athens Market Taverna in San Diego, June 3, 2014.

In the other school board seat up for election, Michael McQuary ran unopposed. McQuary replaces Scott Barnett, who declined to seek a second term.

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