Category Archives: Corruption Review

CalPERS reviewing administrator’s pension

Amid transition in the superintendent’s office last year, Sweetwater schools finance chief Dianne Russo — set to retire — agreed to stay on. Details of that arrangement have raised questions at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. Russo, 56, began … Continue reading

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Gandara’s pension vesting in doubt

When Sweetwater schools Superintendent Jesus Gandara was terminated a year ago, his bosses on the school board allowed him to use sick time, vacation and administrative leave to extend his tenure by two-and-a-half months — thereby vesting in his pension … Continue reading

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