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School superintendent with unusually high compensation fired
School superintendent with unusually high compensation fired

The Centinela school board voted Wednesday to dismiss Supt. Jose Fernandez, who came under the scrutiny of the FBI and Los Angeles County district attorney's office this spring for a compensation package that exceeded $750,000 last year. The five board members of the Centinela Valley Union High School District voted unanimously, as they had in July, to begin Fernandez’s dismissal proceedings. They had previously hired a third party to investigate his pay and other issues. “I'm happy it's come to this,” said Patrick Holmes, a former student of the district and a resident of El Camino Village. "I think the board did what was needed to be done.... He...

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