Toms River School Board May Bring Ethics Complaint Against Member

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TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Board of Education is discussing whether to bring one of its own members’ “ethical violations” to the School Ethics Commission.

The board is holding a special meeting tonight where a resolution will be discussed in closed session and then voted upon in public. The board member in question has not been named publicly.

The resolution states that board President Russell Corby has “personal knowledge of the complaint and believes it is necessary to bring this Board member’s ethical violations to the attention of the School Ethics Commission.”

The resolution mentions statute N.J.S.A. 18A:12-24, which is in reference to conflicts of interest.

The resolution, if passed, would authorize a special counsel to prosecute a complaint against the board member on behalf of Corby, and to represent him in the complaint.

The meeting will be held tonight at 6 p.m. at the administrative offices at 1144 Hooper Avenue, Conference Room A. They will open the meeting and go into closed session to discuss the issue. They will emerge into public session to take a vote. They will likely not discuss the particulars of the charge since the case is still under investigation.