John Collins is facing five felony charges for allegedly misusing public money while superintendent of the Poway Unified School District, according to a complaint filed by the San Diego County district attorney’s office. If convicted on all charges, Collins could spend up to seven years in prison.
Poway Unified’s superintendent was fired this week for allegedly taking at least $345,000 from the district, much of it through improper vacation cash-outs and longevity pay. The school board plans to sue John Collins to try to recover the money, and his attorney has vowed that Collins will fight the claims. While district documents detail […]
The Poway Unified School District board believes former Superintendent John Collins, who was fired Sunday, took hundreds of thousands of dollars in unauthorized pay, according to dismissal charges obtained by Voice of San Diego and an audit report released by the district Monday.
Talk about a major misunderstanding. When the Poway Unified School District board approved a contract with financial firm Dolinka Group a few years ago, some board members said they thought the deal came with a payment cap of $625,000. Not so says Poway Unified staff. VOSD’s Ashly McGlone reports that the staff’s interpretation of the deal is […]
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How do we make our district work within the law? The answer is fairly simple, but board members need to get moving to fulfill their duties to our communities.