Ethics Complaint Filed Against Two School Board Members
The complaint was filed in February.
An ethics complaint was filed against Laura Lab, president of the West Orange Board of Education, and Megan Brill, another member of the board, according to documents obtained by West Orange Patch.
Nicholas Galante, a current school district employee and president of the local teacher's union, filed the complaint in February with the state School Ethics Commission, confirmed Galante's attorney Gail Oxfeld Kanef in Newark.
The document charges that Lab allegedly demanded Galante be transferred from his current work assignment and asked for Galante's work email to be monitored - among other complaints.
The document also charged that Brill wanted a "supporter" to fill a teacher position that had been left vacant due to a maternity leave, as well as other alleged ethic lapses.
On Monday, school board members declined to comment.
Galante did not return a phonecall Tuesday.
Oxfeld Kanef said they have not heard from the commission except questions to clarify on which sections of law were violated.
"We take it seriously," she said about the complaint. "We believe we have a meritorous claim."