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Lacey Schools Superintendent Placed on Administrative Leave

Action took place at emergency Board of Education meeting Wednesday night

Lacey Schools Superintendent Sandra D. Brower has been placed on administrative leave with pay, Board of Education President Eric J. Schubiger said this afternoon.

Board of Education members voted unanimously to remove Brower at an emergency meeting called last night, he said.

"Due to a confidential personnel matter, I have no further comment at this time," Schubiger said. "The next few days there may be more details. That's all I can say right now because it's a personnel matter."

Board members also voted unanimously to appoint Assistant Superintendent Vanessa Clark as acting superintendent, effective immediately "until further notice,"  he said.

Brower was not present at last night's board meeting, Schubiger said.

Brower had previously served as assistant superintendent in the Wall Township school district before she began her stint in Lacey in November 2011.

"Wall Township afforded me a solid foundation in applying many high school reform initiatives," she said in an introduction letter to the Lacey community when she first began her job.

Brower worked with controversial former Wall Superintendent James Habel. Habel spent the last six months of his time in Wall out on medical leave. His Point Pleasant home was raided by members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office on Sept. 13, 2012, after he left Wall.

"I have had the privilege to serve Wall Township working alongside Dr. James Habel, Superintendent of Schools," she said before leaving the Wall district. "These past three years have been spent collaborating on how, together, we could improve our schools today and for the future."

Come back to Lacey Patch soon for more on this story.

TheGreatHoax May 08, 2013 at 12:59 AM
Coming soon to a school near you! Common Core courtesy of the Feds, Crispy Creme Christie and clueless BOE's. They accept what the feds shove down our throats as long as they get more $$$$. Ask the BOE on Friday if they have a clue what "Common Core" has in store for the precious children! Just a little sample: Common Core Suggested Novel for 9th and 10th graders per Georgia and Alabama Reports: Graphic Sex and Praising Castro! http://frontpagemag.com/2013/mary-grabar/common-core-exemplars-graphic-sex-and-praising-castro/#.UYjUVfKn1pE.facebook
Louise May 09, 2013 at 11:19 AM
stevo....Sure...That is a bunch of bull...To many know when you go against an administrator or a teacher who you knowingly did something wrong and you tell them you will go to authorities they will get rid of you. That is how it works. If you report it or considered a whistle blower they will turn it all around and make it look like it is a crazy employee with an all of a sudden is a bad employee or a crazy parent who is denial. The only ones I see in denial is all these administrators, some teachers, the schools in general.
Louise May 09, 2013 at 11:26 AM
They definitely need to get after him. He should be the next one down the river. They need to get after all these principals too. The BOE has enough information against them to get rid of them. If they are not qualified should be enough. If there is that many legitimate complaints about a principal get rid of them.
Louise May 09, 2013 at 11:29 AM
The schools in general in NJ is corrupt. I am sure Lacey has or had their own problems and corruption going on. It just might have kept out of the media and under the carpet still. If James Habel was an employee at one time that says it all.
Louise May 09, 2013 at 11:33 AM
Don't believe any of them. Looks are deceiving....They all put on a show.

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