A new Interim Superintendent was named for the Poway Unified School District on Thursday.
Tony Apostle, Ph.D, was unanimously approved to serve as the superintendent by the Board of Education. Apostle will replace Mel Robertson, Ph.D. who has served in the position since April.
Former Superintendent John Collins was fired in July, 2016—he was placed on administrative leave in April pending the outcome of an internal audit requested by the Board of Education.
According to the audit, Collins allegedly collected more than $345,000 in unauthorized pay over the past several years.
Apostle will serve as the Interim Superintendent until a permanent replacement is found, according to the district.
He has 37 years of experience working in education, including as a teacher and Superintendent in the state of Washington.