San Diego school board president Marne Foster recently distanced herself from a $250,000 claim filed against the school district. Her son’s father made the claim, accusing the district of harming her son — said to have run up $10,000 in trauma counseling bills — via a negative college evaluation.
She said she was not a party to it and wouldn’t comment on it.
Mario Koran was able to contact the father, John Marsh, who said Foster wrote the claim herself: “She brought me a blank complaint form and said, ‘Sign it.’ So I did. And I didn’t think twice about it until there was backlash.”
The district denied the claim, and no lawsuit was filed.
It was yet another alarming revelation as we try to unravel what happened at the School for Creative and Performing Arts.
As we reported earlier this week, the counselor who wrote the negative evaluation was suspended for 9 days and is still upset (“I was punished for telling the truth”). The principal of the school was also removed and told Koran it was because of Foster’s anger about the evaluation.