When the Poway Unified School District board met last week, Superintendent John Collins announced the district was hiring a forensic accountant to examine its controversial 2011 bond deal, in which it agreed to borrow $105 million and ultimately repay almost $1 billion.
The superintendent made a pledge to residents.
“We want to be open, transparent and forthright in our responsibility to the district,” Collins said. “If only one member of the community comes forward with questions and concerns, it’s one too many.”
But Collins didn’t say how much the review would cost the district, when it was due or why the district chose the firm it did.
To try to get more information, I sent Collins a request under the California Public Records Act.