Education

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 »