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Trustee stays away from closed sessions
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Nancy Teicheira didn’t want to be accused of leaking information  discussed in closed session. 

So she did something very simple – she stayed away from closed session meetings. 

But on Thursday the longtime Manteca Unified trustee announced after a closed session meeting that while she requested that the informational items that were being discussed behind closed doors be excluded from her packet, they were stapled to the back anyways. 

According to Teicheira, her close ties to former board member Dale Fritchen – who is accusing the district of funneling more than $10 million out of a fund that he claims was designed specifically for benefitting Weston Ranch – prompted her to want to step away from that issue as it is currently being discussed because she didn’t want to be accused of providing him information regarding to the position of the board. 

Fritchen has alluded to the fact that legal action against the district may be coming very soon unless they return the money that was taken essentially from a Mello-Roos fund paid for by Weston Ranch homeowners and used for other projects outside of the South Stockton community – including more than $10 million which was funneled to pay for a portion of the new administrative district complex on Louise Avenue. 

The district has yet to publicly comment on the allegations, which came as a result of Fritchen looking into whether the Mello-Roos money that has been collected since the early 1990’s could actually be used to pay for a field and track resurfacing project that the board sent out for proposal. During his investigation, Fritchen said that he contends he learned that money paid by Weston Ranch residents specifically for restricted Weston Ranch projects was being used elsewhere, and has demanded that the district return that money to the fund and reimburse residents at the end of every calendar year if they collect anything other than the amount needed to service the debt payment to the bond. He’s also requesting that the tax cease once the bond has been paid off. 


To contact reporter Jason Campbell, email or call 209.249.3544.