There is so much on the agenda for the San Diego Unified school board meeting tomorrow night that I thought it was worth blogging up a quick preview. Here’s what the board will be talking about:

• The possible rollback of hundreds of teacher layoffs by shifting more costs for the downtown library school back onto its $2.1 billion school construction and renovation bond.

Stiffer graduation requirements that would up the number of credits needed to get a standard diploma from 44 to 48.

• Big cuts to summer school programs for high schoolers that could leave more than 5,000 teens unable to make up credits until the last minute.

• A new study on how a labor pact on that $2.1 billion bond has impacted construction costs, local hiring, the number of bidders and building quality. (If this intrigues you, check out an old blog I did that zeroed in on a playground and examined its cost.)

• School board President Richard Barrera wants the superintendent to create a process for a democratically elected boards at two charter schools that have been roiled by controversy and are now under investigation by the school district.

Want to know what happens as it happens? I’ll be there Tuesday night tweeting the board meeting from 5pm onwards. You can also check my blog for later updates on the biggest news.

Please contact Emily Alpert directly at or 619.550.5665 and follow her on Twitter:

Emily Alpert was formerly the education reporter for Voice of San Diego.

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