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San Dieguito School Board Poised to Ban ‘Critical Race Theory’ Instruction, Hire Cheryl James-Ward as Superintendent

Veteran educator Cheryl James-Ward is expected to be hired Thursday as San Dieguito Union High School District superintendent. Image via district

The San Dieguito Union High School District could be the first in the county to prohibit the teaching of critical race theory in its schools.

On the same school board agenda that formally hires a Black woman as new schools superintendent, Thursday night’s virtual meeting will consider revising Board Policy 6144 on “controversial issues.”

CRT FAQ by California School Boards Association (PDF)

“Instruction shall not teach or include Critical Race Theory as part of the curriculum, instruction or educational materials,” says a proposed addition to a policy adopted in September 2019.

The change — part of agenda item 10f — adds that “Critical Race Theory is not required by the State Board of Education as part of any of its content standards or framework.”