San Diego Unified School Board member Scott Barnett sent me a response via text message to my Q-and-A with the district’s new chief financial officer, Stan Dobbs.

Have not had time to read it but already received emails about it. Poor guy, he doesn’t realize that being frank and open about our financial condition is discouraged around here. He will be taken to the wood shed.

We’ll keep you posted on whether Barnett’s prediction pans out.

Will Carless is an investigative reporter at Voice of San Diego currently focused on local education. You can reach him at or 619.550.5670.

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Will Carless was formerly the head of investigations at Voice of San Diego.

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