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Megan Wood
Megan Wood is a multimedia journalist for inewsource. To contact her with tips, suggestions or corrections, please email meganwood@inewsource.org.
After-school program that never happened cost San Ysidro School District $276,000

After-school program that never happened cost San Ysidro School District $276,000

A San Diego woman who touts her connections to former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and billionaire philanthropist T. Denny Sanford to promote her after-school programs sold the San Ysidro School District a sports and cheer package that never happened. And two years later, the district is still trying to recoup the $276,000 it paid upfront. Tyree Dillingham promised that her Greater ... Read More »

School trustee asked to be paid for missed board meeting. He was dining with Gavin Newsom.

School trustee asked to be paid for missed board meeting. He was dining with Gavin Newsom.

A Sweetwater Union High School District trustee who asked to be compensated for a board meeting he missed because of a “hardship” was actually in Sacramento lobbying on behalf of his labor union and having dinner with Democratic governor candidate Gavin Newsom. Superintendent Karen Janney recommended the board pay trustee Nicholas Segura the $413.50 he would have received for attending ... Read More »

Ex-San Ysidro superintendent sues school board member for defamation

Ex-San Ysidro superintendent sues school board member for defamation

A former San Ysidro School District superintendent who state auditors say possibly committed financial misdeeds sued a school board member this month for defamation, claiming the trustee ran a “malicious” and “despicable” campaign against him. In the lawsuit, Julio Fonseca, the district’s superintendent for about two years before resigning in September, accused trustee Rodolfo Linares of spreading false information to ... Read More »