Education

Ex-San Ysidro superintendents received hefty payouts for vacation and leave days

Ex-San Ysidro superintendents received hefty payouts for vacation and leave days

Two former top administrators in the San Ysidro School District cashed out nearly $178,000 in vacation and leave days during the approximately two years they worked there, according to payroll records obtained by inewsource. The amount of vacation days appears to be far more than either could have earned under their contracts. Questions about district payments to Superintendent Julio Fonseca ... Read More »

Budget error means San Ysidro School District owes state $5.1 million

Budget error means San Ysidro School District owes state $5.1 million

The San Ysidro School District for two years overstated student enrollment and now owes the state an estimated $5.1 million. But inewsource has learned the district’s budget problems don’t end there. New administrators hired last month following the resignations of the superintendent and his deputy have also uncovered an estimated $2.1 million in expenses that were never funded in the ... Read More »

San Diego Christian College demands retraction from inewsource partner CBS 8

San Diego Christian College demands retraction from inewsource partner CBS 8

San Diego Christian College’s lawyer sent CBS 8, a media partner of inewsource, a letter Wednesday demanding an immediate retraction of all of our stories about the college. Tracy Warren, the college’s attorney, did not send the letter to inewsource. However, she sent a similar letter to us last month. In neither letter did Warren specify inaccuracies in our reporting, ... Read More »

San Diego Christian College replaces CFO amid questions about school’s finances

San Diego Christian College replaces CFO amid questions about school’s finances

Following an inewsource investigation into the finances of San Diego Christian College, a school official confirmed Monday that Steve Chaney is no longer its chief financial officer. Kelly Buchanan, executive assistant to the college’s president, said Tim Savaloja is the interim chief financial officer. He also is vice chairman of the college’s board of trustees. Buchanan declined to comment on why ... Read More »

Still no word from San Diego Christian College; inewsource responds to allegations anyway

Still no word from San Diego Christian College; inewsource responds to allegations anyway

San Diego Christian College still has not provided inewsource with documents accounting for $20 million in expenses, which were brought to light in our investigation published Oct. 30. We have asked repeatedly for this information. Rather than sharing documentation of the expenses, however, Robert Jensen, the vice president for advancement and administration for the college, circulated to parents, students and ... Read More »