Black Horse Pike Board Calls Special Meeting

It is expected the board will hire an interim principal for Triton High School.

Black Horse Pike Regional School District Board of Education has called a special meeting for Monday afternoon during which it is expected Triton Regional High School's interim principal will be hired.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. It will be held at the regional school district's Erial Road administrative office.

Principal Catherine DePaul was suspended with pay in early October, one day before she was charged with covering up information regarding inappropriate relationships between Triton teachers and now-former students during the 2011-12 school year.

Three teachers and a second administrator have also been charged in the sex scandal.

"The meeting Monday is related to the hiring of an interim principal at Triton High School. It’s open to the public," said Sarah Lindsay, account supervisor at Braithwaite Communications, which BHPRSD hired the day the charges against the educators were annnounced, in an email Friday afternoon.

At its regularly scheduled Oct. 18 meeting, the BHPRSD board voted to temporarily suspend a district policy that dictates the board not be involved in the interview process for certificated staff members except for the positions of assistant superintendent and business administrator/board secretary.

Three Triton teachers—Jeffrey Logandro, 32, Nicholas Martinelli, 28, and Daniel Michielli, 27—are accused of sexual relationships with now-former students. All three were suspended with pay as the Camden County Prosecutor's Office investigated allegations of teacher-student relationships at the Runnemede school. The teachers' suspensions were handed down separately late in the summer and early in the school year.

In addition to DePaul, former Triton vice principal Jernee Kollock, who became vice principal at Timber Creek on July 1, stands accused of attempting to squelch information regarding teacher-student relationships. She also was suspended with pay on Oct. 3.

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Charles November 03, 2012 at 01:52 PM
PRINCIPAL!! If you're going to rant and rave, at least show enough education to spell the title correctly. The "infantilization" of society tends to make those who should be adults continue to act like teenagers into their middle age years. The girls are flattered by the attention of the teachers; the guys retain their youth by mating with younger women. ALL ARE LOSERS!
Hadenough November 03, 2012 at 02:05 PM
You should have stopped at Principal. That was the only intelligent thing you said. Otherwise, you sound like a Neanderthal!!!
Schu November 03, 2012 at 05:25 PM
It was a sub who was trusted and not a full time teacher.
Schu November 05, 2012 at 02:07 AM
In the end, Depaul will retire and live comfortable down the shore.
telepathy November 14, 2012 at 04:15 AM
I say start calling, emailing and sending letters to the Commissioner of Education. If he gets the message, then the teachers and administrators will too when he formally cancels their certificates and revokes their suspension (vacation) pay. No pay for play.


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