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South Bay schools chief faces firing, repayment of money
South Bay schools chief faces firing, repayment of money

The suspended head of the Centinela Valley school district, who attracted public scrutiny because of his high compensation, now faces dismissal, the repayment of at least $200,000 and liability for back taxes. The Centinela Board of Education voted Tuesday evening to move to fire Supt. Jose A. Fernandez, who was suspended with pay in April. The board said it was firing the superintendent for cause. Separately, state and county auditors concluded in findings released this week that Fernandez was paid inappropriately when his earnings surpassed $750,000 last year. Fernandez, 54, received more in compensation than district leaders who head the nation's largest school systems. New York...

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