For Agency Use OnlyDocket Number: ___________
Patricia DelGiudice, BoardPresident, Hamilton TownshipBoard of Education MercerCounty, New Jersey
vs.Jeffrey Hewitson, HamiltonTownship Board of EducationMercer County, New Jersey
RespondentBEFORE THE SCHOOL ETHICSCOMMISSION OF NEW JERSEYSCHOOL ETHICS ACTCOMPLAINT FORM
I, Patricia DelGuidice, residing at 4 Connor Court,Hamilton, New Jersey 08691, request the School Ethics Commissionto consider a Complaint against the above-named Respondent whosehome address is 33 Sedona Boulevard, Hamilton, New Jersey 08690,in accordance with the authority of the School Ethics Commissionto entertain such complaints under N.J.S.A. 18A:12-21 et seq.The facts upon which this Complaint is based are asfollows:1.
Statement of Facts:
Board member Jeffrey Hewitson as amember of the Superintendent Search Committee breached theconfidentiality of not only himself but of other Board membersby disseminating the names of the two finalists.New Jersey.com and the Trenton Times printed articles prior tothe June 9, 2011 School Board meeting naming the District’s twofinalists for the Superintendent’s position. Mr. Hewitson isquoted in both articles indicating that Barbara Frascella andLou Goldstein were the two finalists and that Lou Goldstein waspoised to become the successor to retiring HamiltonSuperintendent Neil Bencivengo. This violation breached theconfidentiality of the Superintendent Search Committee at whichtime all members were told and advised in numerous emails fromSuperintendent Search Committee Chair Person, PatriciaDelGuidice that this procedure is confidential and privacy mustbe maintained to the utmost.Date of occurrence: June 2011I assert this to be a violation of N.J.S.A. 18A:12-24.1(g)