Ashly McGlone, Voice of San Diego

Ashly McGlone

Voice of San Diego

Southern California, CA, United States

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Past articles by Ashly:

More COVID-19 Funds Are Going to School Employees

A growing number of public schools are tapping coronavirus aid funds to show employees appreciation, provide stipends, hazard pay or incentivize their return to campuses following prolonged closures. → Read More

Here's Where More Than $2 Billion in Aid for Local Schools Is Going

Find out how much your school district received. → Read More

‘One More Hugely Disruptive Thing’: Teachers to Leave Mid-Year Under Retirement Deal —

Their classes will not be over, but their teachers will be gone. That may be the situation thousands of students will face after returning from winter break this year thanks to a Dec. 31 retirement incentive offered by the San Diego Unified School District. The departures will come midway through the school year and for the upper grades, weeks before their quarter ends in late January. District… → Read More

Sports Could Be the Latest Inequity Front for Kids as More Teams Travel to Arizona —

Parents and coaches worry that the longer teams continue trekking to Arizona, where competitions are allowed, the wider the gulf will become between those who can afford to take part and those who can’t – creating yet another inequity among children as the pandemic drags on. → Read More

Info About Local Post Office Operations Is Conflicting and Hard to Come By —

What little we know about local changes to the Postal Service comes from union representatives, but different union leaders have different versions of events and they all differ from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's statements. → Read More

‘Educate, Not Indoctrinate’: Anti-Racism Push in Coronado Schools Fuels Backlash —

Like many local communities, Coronado Unified is examining how it can better support students of color. But such reforms are being met by a wave of opposition. → Read More

Convention Center Banking on Large Events Returning in December

New Convention Center budget projections for 2020-21 count on large conventions resuming with 50 percent attendance in December, before gradually increasing to pre-COVID-19 levels, reaching 100 percent attendance by July 1, 2021. → Read More

Your Questions About the Police Department's Budget, Answered

More city police reforms may be ahead, including budget cuts to the San Diego Police Department – but the path to get there isn’t yet clear. Changes to the budget passed last week must be initiated by the mayor, who’s shown no interest in cutting SDPD’s budget. → Read More

Schools Are Unsure Whether Bond Money Can Be Used on Coronavirus Needs

Whether school districts like San Diego Unified can legally use bond money on hand to address COVID-19 safety concerns will hinge on the language in the bonds, school consultants and others say. → Read More

Police Have Wide Discretion Over When to Deem a Protest ‘Unlawful’

How notice to disperse is provided, how much time is given before officers deploy force and who can give the order are just some of the things that can vary city to city, and protest to protest. → Read More

Before Canceling, Comic-Con Worked to Pass Off Costs

Emails show that in the weeks before canceling, Comic-Con and San Diego tourism officials coordinated to protect the event from cancellation fees Comic-Con would owe local hotels for room blocks and event spaces it no longer needed. → Read More

Protecting Kids During the Rise of Online Learning

At a Voice of San Diego online town hall event, school and law enforcement officials discussed safeguards being put in place to protect students from online predators – and what still needs to be done. → Read More

Why County Officials Aren’t Very Excited About $334M From the CARES Act

The CARES money can’t be used to backfill county coffers hit with tax revenue losses and other indirect costs stemming from the virus. → Read More

Some Local Agencies Are No Longer Responding to Public Records Requests

Many local governments argue they don’t have the capacity to respond right now or that the public interest is best served by doing other things to respond to the emergency. → Read More

Grades Can Only Go Up: New Details on San Diego Unified’s Online Learning Plan

As officials rush to gear up for the “soft launch” of San Diego Unified School District’s online learning plan by Monday, new details are emerging: Grades won't go down from where students left off and teachers will choose from one of three levels of online teaching. → Read More

San Diego Unified Asks the State for Tens of Millions More

New costs to shift all students to online learning amid the coronavirus pandemic are expected to pile up, according to the superintendents of the San Diego Unified and Los Angeles Unified school districts, who asked state legislators for more emergency funds totaling $3 billion statewide this week. → Read More

San Diego Governments Brace for Impacts of Economic Tumult on Pension Costs

Health and safety concerns are the priority for local governments responding to the coronavirus, but they soon will have to grapple with what could be massive payment increases they will have to make to deal with huge investment losses. → Read More

Poway School Leaders’ Bond Messaging Creeps Toward the Legal Line

Top Poway Unified School District leaders have not been shy about their support for the $448 million bond measure on the March ballot. Some of their communications may push the state’s legal limits prohibiting the use of public funds to campaign for or against ballot measures. → Read More

What You Need to Know About the Only State Measure on Your Ballot

Prop. 13 is a $15 billion school construction bond that would prioritize projects at needy schools and those that have union-friendly construction agreements. One thing backers don’t mention: The money can also be used to pay back schools for projects that are already built. → Read More

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Port’s ‘Bogus Tax’ on Airport Rental Cars

A New Mexico man who rented vehicles at the San Diego International Airport during trips to San Diego in recent years is suing several rental car companies over a fee that was deemed illegal by a San Diego Superior Court judge in December. → Read More