An investigation into the Sweetwater Union High School District superintendent eventually snowballed into a massive scandal that resulted in convictions for several school leaders and dominated the news for years. Missing from most of those stories was the small, devoted group of parents and community members who set the whole thing in motion.
Cafeteria thefts, corruption allegations, mystery meetings and a
money tree. To understand all the headlines, start here.
Behind the newspaper’s mammoth dream project, digging into the
South Bay’s mother of all scandals and a recycled water tour.
The contracting corruption case strikes at the heart of the
South Bay political establishment.
Sweetwater schools has spent more on communications than other
school districts that have passed larger bonds to repair
Sweetwater supe voted out, library far from financial goal, a
domed stadium, Sockers may be Escondido-bound and odors for your
But a school board member critical of Jesus Gandara says that
doesn’t meet her request to discuss whether to put him on
After a series of scandals, a South County school board member
wants to discuss Jesus Gandara.
The Union-Tribune has been digging up some interesting stuff on
the South County school district.
More details on how a South County superintendent impacts how
companies are chosen and what role he plays.