Wednesday, January 30, 2008

BOE Will Appeal

I'm told the Board of Education voted at the Jan. 22 business meeting to appeal the denial of its previous challenge to state findings that its general counsel improperly took part in the hiring of former Interim Superintendent Peter E. Carter.

The state Department of Education's Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance investigated actions taken in June to recruit and hire Carter and found irregularities. (See Plaintalker's Jan. 27 post on the subject.) The BOE appealed the report, but OFAC denied the appeal and gave the board the choice of accepting the findings and taking corrective action, or making a further appeal.

This writer was at the City Council meeting on Jan. 22. Unfortunately, the February business meeting will also fall on the same night as a council meeting and I will probably be going to see what the governing body is up to on Feb. 19. The school board meeting is 7 p.m. at Plainfield High School and the council meeting will most likely be 7:30 p.m. in City Hall library. The council is meeting on Tuesday due to the Monday federal holiday.

--Bernice Paglia


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