SDUSD, Sweetwater Boardmembers Sworn in

Mayor Bob Filner attended both meetings, which were held within a couple hours of each other

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    Lopez, pictured above, was sworn in by Otay Water District Trustee Joe Lopez.

    Two of San Diego's biggest school districts turned a page Monday night, swearing in new and returning boardmembers. 

    In the San Diego Unified School District, returning members John Lee Evans and Richard Barrera and new member Marne Foster were officially sworn in by San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. 

    Foster and Evans were the two candidates who faced opposition in thie year's election. They were both backed by San Diego's teacher union.

    The meeting was followed by a ceremony outside the district's University Heights headquarters.

    In Chula Vista's Sweetwater Union High School District, returning board members Bertha Lopez and Pearl Quinones were also sworn in. 

    Quiñones is facing felony bribery charges, tied to the San Diego County District Attorney’s “pay to play” corruption investigation.

    She has pleaded not guilty. This is her fourth consecutive term on the South County school board.

    Lopez, whose home was raided but who was never charged, was sworn in by her husband and Otay Water District Trustee Jose Lopez. 

    Filner (right) also attended the Sweetwater meeting, which happened about two hours after the San Diego Unified meeting.