East County’s largest school district inappropriately used at least $27,000 in bond money to pay a public relations firm to combat what it called a “barrage of misinformation” on its Alpine legal fight.
Reprinted with permission from Times of San Diego, a San Diego Online News Association member.
Photo: Scott Patterson (inset) is deputy superintendent of business for the Grossmont Union High School District.
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By Ken Stone
February 25, 2016 (San Diego's East County) - Documents obtained through a Public Records Act request and official statements confirm that Proposition U bond funds for Grossmont Union High School District projects were used to pay Apex Strategies, led by prominent local PR agent Tony Manolatos.