This past Monday the Poway Unified Superintendent, John Collins, was placed on administrative leave while an internal audit is being completed.
The audit of one of the county’s most powerful executives was requested by the Board of Education.
Collins has been the subject of past financial controversy and a source of tension on the board. According to NBC San Diego, in a past interview with Pomerado News Collins said, “The current situation is that the board and the superintendent have agreed that their relationship is not working well and we need to discuss our options going forward in the best interests of the district.”
Associate superintendent Mel Robertson is currently filling in for Collins while the audit takes its course and remains optimistic about the stability and integrity of PUSD.
“Some have expressed concerns about the future leadership of Poway Unified School District. This type of uncertainty, while unsettling, should not shake us from our mission as educators and service providers for our nearly 36,000 students. We remain united in achieving our goals. We remain focused on the students we are serving”, Collins said.