The Black Horse Pike Regional School District will pay nearly $15,000 for the public relations firm brought on to handle the 'media barrage.'
Teacher Student Sex Scandal
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
A Philadelphia public relations firm brought in to handle the 'media barrage' in the wake of charges against five Triton High School educators costs nearly $15,000.
Fifteen days is all Black Horse Pike Regional School District (BHPRSD) needed from the Philadelphia public-relations firm it brought in to handle media inquiries and crisis management in the wake of perhaps the biggest scandal in district history. Braithwaite Communications' bill fell within BHPRSD Solicitor John Wade's estimate that the Philadelphia PR firm's services on the Triton teacher-student sex case would cost the district $10,000-$15,000. The final bill: $14,883.84. Of the $14,883.84, $14,425 went to pay for 74.5 billable hours worked by Braithwaite staff, while $458.84 went to sub-vendor PR Newswire for distribution of the district's original statement to media outlets. The nearly $15,000 invoice was submitted to Wade's law firm…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Notices of intent to sue were filed on behalf of all three Triton High School graduates.
Attorneys representing the three victims in the Triton Regional High School teacher-student sex case have filed notices of potential lawsuits. The notices of tort claim were filed in early November, roughly a month after charges were brought against five Triton educators—three male teachers accused of inappropriate relationships with female students and two administrators charged with covering up those relationships. One victim is represented by Philadelphia firm Cozen O'Connor and the other two victims by Mount Laurel-based firm McLaughlin & Lauricella. Former Triton teachers Jeffrey P. Logandro and Daniel R. Michielli have already pleaded guilty to inappropriate relationships with two potential plaintiffs, while the criminal case against…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Black Horse Pike Regional School District reports former principal Catherine DePaul was paid more than $50,000 during her suspension.
Three former Triton Regional High School educators received paychecks totaling nearly $100,000 while they were suspended as a result of a teacher-student sex case that rocked the school last fall. Former principal Catherine DePaul and former teachers Jeffrey P. Logandro and Daniel R. Michielli stopped receiving paychecks when they forfeited their positions at the Runnemede school with guilty pleas entered earlier this month. None can ever hold public office in New Jersey again under the plea deals. According to figures provided to Patch by Black Horse Pike Regional School District (BHPRSD) this week as part of a broader Open Public Records Act filing, the district paid DePaul $50,600.56, Logandro $23,753.66 and Michielli $21,427.32 over …