From the Reporter
The News
Voters in the southeastern stretches of San Diego elected Shelia Jackson to represent them on the school board, but documents and her activities raise questions about whether she actually lives in the area.
The Law
School board members must reside in the areas that they are elected to represent, according to the state law and the city charter. The state attorney general has opined that they must also remain a resident the whole time they are in office.
The Details
Jackson is registered to vote at a home in her district. But she has used a Kearny Mesa apartment address to register a business and four times in the last week VOSD reporters saw her returning to the apartment at night or leaving it in the morning.
The Response
When confronted, Jackson initially gave conflicting information. She later said she splits time between her daughter’s Kearny Mesa apartment and a home in her district owned by a longtime school district administrator. She said she lives rent free at the home due to financial problems.

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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