San Diego Unified, the California Department of Education and the federal Department of Education have reached an agreement on what, if anything, the school district will repay to the federal agency after its investigators concluded that San Diego Unified misused more than $3 million in funding for low-income children, child nutrition and other programs on a bonus for retirees without getting approval from the U.S. Department of Education beforehand.

What did they decide? Your guess is as good as mine. U.S. Department of Education spokesman Jim Bradshaw said the agreement resulted from “a cooperative audit resolution process” and “is imminent” for presentation to the San Diego Unified board, but that nothing was available to the public yet. I’m filing a Public Records Act request for the information.

The matter is one of two disputes over how San Diego Unified has used federal funding. The other dispute, which was over a National Science Foundation grant, was recently resolved with a $300,000 settlement that San Diego Unified must pay to the federal government.

EMILY ALPERT

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