Has Centinela Valley’s school board been duped?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

As our reporters continue to uncover wanton overspending by the Centinela Valley school district in so many budget areas, it’s reasonable to conclude that the board members are either dupes of those who are extracting so much money from the district, or are on the take.

With no evidence of wrongdoing at district headquarters, we have to surmise that the board members have been fooled. Repeatedly.

The superintendent took in $663,000 in total compensation in 2013. “We would not knowingly give that high a salary,” board member Hugo Rojas said at a board meeting last month. By his own admission then, they were duped.

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