Audit Clears Nuñez; Places Blame On East Side District Board

Last July, an audit by the Santa Clara County Office of Education found a series of financial irregularities in the East Side School District. A series of articles in the Mercury News cast a cloud of suspicion over superintendent Bob Nuñez and other district officials. Nuñez went on administrative leave three months ago, as the investigation into what really went on in the district continued..

The results of the audit are finally in, and it turns out the problem wasn’t Nuñez after all. In fact, it lies with the Board of Trustees. The Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team, which conducted the audit, claims that the 25,000-student school district suffers from a climate of “mistrust and intimidation,” and that its fiscal and administrative policies are lacking. Among its suggestions to correct the problem is the reappointment of an internal auditor for the district, a position that was earlier eliminated.

So will Nuñez be reinstated? Not likely. In January the Board appointed Associate Superintendent Dan Moser as the new Acting Superintendent and Human Resources Director Cathy Giammona to deputy superintendent. A full superintendent will be hired by January, but there is no reason to think that it will be Nuñez either. He isn’t very popular with Board President Eddie Garcia, who commented on Nuñez’s resignation, “I’m pleased it ended up this way.”
Read More at The Mercury News.

5 Comments

  1. ” A series of articles in the Mercury News cast a cloud of suspicion over superintendent Bob Nuñez and other district officials.”

    “The results of the audit are finally in, and it turns out the problem wasn’t Nuñez after all. In fact, it lies with the Board of Trustees.

    Why didn’t Murky investigate the facts rather than print allegations and trash Bob Nunez ? Will they print a correction so public knows it wasn’t Bob but Board

    How does Bob Nunez get his good name back after Mercury trashed his reputation?

    • “Why didn’t Murky investigate the facts rather than print allegations and trash Bob Nunez ? Will they print a correction so public knows it wasn’t Bob but Board. How does Bob Nunez get his good name back after Mercury trashed his reputation?”

      Good questions. He probably won’t. Just like the SJPD won’t get justice for the lies and skewed stats they print about our PD.

  2. Does Merc do what fired New York Post columnist was reportedly said about newspapers power?  *  ” We know how to destroy people,” Mr. Stern said, according to a person reading a transcript of the meeting. “It’s what we do. We do it without creating liability. That’s our specialty.” –  Source: Drudge Report – New York Times Online

  3. I glad that Super Nino go cleared, man.  He help keep students on the twitter go glitter.  Readin and writin is so past it, man.  Super Nino is the way to on East Side, makin’ the box for the programmo!  Classes are boring, and Super Nino mad sure like Prof Jo DiSalvo that we work on qualifying foir thge money!  Graduate?  Hell no, Super No!  College?  that is for the nerds!  My self esteem no go, until I get the twitter with the fine gals.  No money for programs, just past the [email protected]

    Evergreen College with Dr. Frank, here I come!