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School Board To Meet Tonight, Members To Change Vote After Conflict of Interest

Tonight's agenda includes revoting on contracts. Longtime Asst. Super Cardone expected to announce retirement.

Several school board members may change their votes tonight after it was discovered recently they voted to approve school board contracts with a conflict of interest.

At the June Toms River Regional School Board meeting, board members Jamie Ann Jubert, Gus Kavakas, Thomas Baxter and Board President Edward F. Gearity voted on contracts such as the business administrator and superintendent contracts.

Previously, the four abstained from voting on teachers’ contracts because they had relatives employed in the district.

The vote change is expected to come at tonight’s board of education meeting.

The Toms River Regional Schools Board of Education is scheduled to meet publically at 7:30 p.m. at Toms River High School North auditorium, although the board often convenes at 6:15 p.m. to discuss matters in executive session before returning to a public meeting.

In addition to an agenda approving the fall coaching assignments, tonight’s board of education meeting also includes the resignation of Assistant Superintendent William Cardone, who has worked for the district for 40 years.

riverfest July 19, 2011 at 08:52 PM
cardone getting out of dodge !!! wife and daughter still raking in clost to $200,000 per year courtesy of toms river schools. can you please take frank - nationwide search roselli and his 10 relatives on the payroll with you ? you can run but you can't hide- monahan draw up your seperation package or was ritacco your advisor?
walt tupycia July 19, 2011 at 10:32 PM
extra money from state no tax relief.
walt tupycia July 19, 2011 at 10:34 PM
they have no idea that family works for the school.looks like they got caught.
Greg July 19, 2011 at 10:58 PM
We would like to know how many other things these people voted on. This also includes the 3 that chose not to run for reelection this past election. Lets see there was a vote for a former school board members daughter who was given a job that no one is sure if she was the most qualified and when a former
Greg July 19, 2011 at 11:02 PM
BOE member asked for this persons qualifications they were told it was a BOE members daughter so, when they came up for a vote the only person who voted NO was this former BOE member. How many other votes that these people cast were done in this manner?? Come on IRS and FBI come on in a take a look around we the taxpaying public need your help! Please don't fail us now!
ZeroHedge July 20, 2011 at 12:17 AM
ritacco.......roselli ......citta........holzapfel.........gilmore
Sean Conneamhe July 20, 2011 at 02:42 AM
Time to play "Connect the Dots".
Val July 20, 2011 at 02:22 PM
Where is the follow up to this article? They had the board meeting last night. What was the vote on the contracts?
Catherine Galioto (Editor) July 20, 2011 at 02:55 PM
The votes resulted in the same outcome as previous. Also, check out the two articles up from last night's meeting.
H.HEMMES July 22, 2011 at 01:20 PM
How can these BOE members keep doing the same thing (hiring relatives) and rejecting the best qualified candidates.
Pat July 25, 2011 at 12:07 AM
You are right about rejecting the best qualified candidates like Joe Pizza!

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