Education

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 »

Rep. Peters makes plea to get funding for San Diego Unified’s homeless students

Rep. Peters makes plea to get funding for San Diego Unified’s homeless students

Congressman Scott Peters asked the state schools superintendent this week to consider giving funding to the San Diego Unified School District for homeless students even though its grant application was missing a signature. The San Diego Democrat sent the letter to the superintendent four days after inewsource revealed that the district was disqualified for a grant that could have provided ... Read More »

5 things to know about student homelessness in San Diego County

5 things to know about student homelessness in San Diego County

inewsource broke the story last week that the San Diego Unified School District lost out on up to $750,000 in federal funding for its homeless students. The reason? A finance official never signed the district’s grant application. inewsource’s Megan Wood has covered student homelessness in San Diego County. Here are some of the main takeaways to know about the issue: ... Read More »