Serving the heart of California since 1892

The Madera Tribune

His vigilance found out wrongdoing

Most newspaper content here is incomplete. Want it all? Sooner? Subscribe to our full print and online editions by calling (559) 674-4207 and get both for the price of one!

webmaster | 06/23/12

When Anthony Monreal, Ed.D., came to Madera Unified School District as its first deputy superintendent this month, hardly anyone knew that in a previous job he had helped root out financial malfeasance and misfeasance on the part of some school board members and school district employees.

In his short tenure as superintendent of Oxnard School District in 2009-2010, he discovered a pattern of misuse of school district credit cards, and called in state investigators.

The subsequent state probe bore out his suspicions, but while he was proven right, he knew he no longer could work with the Oxnard school board.

After just eight months on the job, he was placed on paid leave of absence and a few months later, he reached a settlement with the school district and left permanently...


comments powered by Disqus