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Sweetwater Board Member Dismissed from Civil Litigation

Created: 13 January, 2012
Updated: 20 April, 2022

            A San Diego Superior Court Judge has granted the request of HAR Construction to drop Sweetwater Board President Pearl Quiñones from a civil lawsuit. In an action dated Dec. 22, 2011, Judge William Cannon dismissed Quiñones without prejudice. HAR Construction’s litigation against the district continues.

TheSweetwaterUnionHighSchool Districtterminated HAR Construction from its contracts at Southwest High andSouthwestMiddle schoolson June 21 because of the company’s failure to execute work in an efficient manner and stay on schedule. The contractor failed to supply enough skilled workers, which further delayed construction schedules, resulting in a project that is behind schedule.

A new two-story classroom building and lunch shelter has been under construction at Southwest High School as part of the first phase of a $644 million construction bond program, Proposition O. Southwest Middle School is in the process of receiving modernization to two classroom buildings, a woodshop building, library and boys and girls locker rooms, as well as a new classroom building and an expanded quad area.

The bonding company has resumed the construction atSouthwestHigh Schooland hired Soltek Pacific Construction to complete the project. The district is still negotiating with the bonding company for the selection of a construction firm to complete theSouthwestMiddle Schoolproject.