The article is here in its entirety
but the main points to remember about Neal Elementary are:
1. PUSD spent $4 million on infrastructure improvements for the school
2. PUSD lost a lawsuit against the developer, Signature and Standard, and owes them $2.5 million (including legal fees).
3. PUSD owes its own attorneys $2 million for the failed lawsuit.
And no, this is not "old news" because it's affecting the financial health of PUSD now. What's worse, I believe that the Neal Elementary School debacle undermined the community's trust in Dr. Casey's leadership, leading to the defeat of Measure G (the parcel tax) last year.
I hope that one of the main criteria the Board uses in selecting a new Superintendent will be prudent financial management. The Casey Administration has been a financial disaster for PUSD in my humble opinion.
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