I am writing because I read your stuff on FB and it seems the paper likes chasing possible corruption stories (Montebello and El Rancho Districts). Well, I think I may have something for you to look into at Lynwood USD. There are two innocent-looking items, 6.C.2 Assistant Superintendent, Technology & Innovation and 15.2.B. Request Approval of Job Description Assistant Superintendent, Technology & Innovation, on the December 10, 2020, Board Agenda. However, these are being made to hire someone from the outside without advertising the position.
These requests confirm the intent.
Why is there a need to upgrade the current Chief Technology Officer (vacant since 2019 according to Transparent CA) position to the proposed Asst. Supt. position that probably includes a salary increase during a budget crisis? The Districts Technology Department seems to be handling the virtual learning crisis of this pandemic well. Why is the Superintendent trying to push through this position in light of 15.D.15. Request Approval of the 2020-2021 First Interim Financial Report on the agenda?
The interim financial report, which highlights the projected budget issues and according to 15.D.15. the District has a Qualified Certification (cannot meet its current financial obligations and subsequent two years). Not to mention there is also an agenda item asking to authorize a not to exceed $40 million for TRANs.
Lastly, the District contracted with an IT consultant (Kris Karboon (sp) through June 30, 2021, to the tune of $100k plus (sometime in July 2020). Please help!!