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Roundtable: San Diego Unified School District Misconduct Records

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Above: The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education building is shown in this photo, Sept. 15, 2017.

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San Diego Unified High School District's misconduct records raise questions. A controversial vaccination bill heads to Gov. Newsom's desk. Will the weight of injuries to NFL players change the course of the game.

Aired: September 6, 2019 | Transcript

Roundtable Guests:

Ashly McGlone, investigative reporter, Voice of San Diego

Will Huntsberry, reporter, Voice of San Diego

Jay Paris, sports author

SDUSD Misconduct records

In ten years, only ten employees were disciplined for sexual misconduct at San Diego Unified School District. That’s according to records released by the district two years after the request was made by the Voice of San Diego. While normally this could be framed as a feat, the size of the district in comparison to the small number of cases raises questions. SDUSD employs between 13,000 to 14,000 people. Other local, much smaller districts reported a larger percentage. For example, Grossmont Union High School District employs roughly 1,000 people and produced 26 cases of misconduct. Is SDUSD withholding public information?

RELATED: Four Men Accuse San Diego Unified Trustee Kevin Beiser of Sexual Misconduct, Abuse

Crackdown on vaccine exemptions

A controversial vaccination bill heads to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk for approval. SB 276 would tighten California school immunization requirements. Under the law, children must be vaccinated against highly contagious diseases before being admitted into a school. In addition, the California Department of Public Health would be able to review, and reject, medical exemptions granted by doctors who have signed more than five in a year.

RELATED: One Doctor Is Responsible for a Third of All Medical Vaccine Exemptions in San Diego

Future of the NFL

Fans of the National Football League were stunned when star quarterback Andrew Luck suddenly retired last month. He cited injuries leading to physical and mental health problems as the cause. The NFL is the nation's most-watched sport. People are more aware than ever how brutal the toll can be on players. Will this change anything about the game?

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Roundtable is a lively discussion of the week's top stories. Local journalists join host Mark Sauer to provide insight into how these stories affect residents of the San Diego region.

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