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Sandra Brower, Lacey Superintendent, Will Not Resign

Brower, charged with hiding an alleged sex-abuse case, was suspended without pay Friday, but attorney says the former Wall administrator will not quit her job

Sandra Brower will not resign from her current position as Superintendent of Lacey Township Schools, attorney Edward Bertucio said.

Brower, who allegedly hid a possible sex-abuse case during her time as Assistant Superintendent of Wall Schools, was indicted last Monday. She pleaded not guilty to the three charges brought against her — second-degree official misconduct, third-degree hindering apprehension and fourth-degree obstruction.

The Lacey Board of Education suspended Brower without pay pending the outcome of her trial. She will continue to recieve medical benefits during her suspension.

Residents called on Brower to resign at the board's special meeting Friday stating that Lacey would like to "move on” and that the superintendent has “lost all respect.”

When asked if Brower would consider resigning, Bertucio said, “No. She’s innocent.”

“The allegations against her are false and ridiculous,” said Bertucio of Hobbie Corrigan & Bertucio, P.C.

Bertucio is seeking the earliest trial date, and Brower is scheduled to appear in court again at 1:30 p.m. June 10.

Lacey Board of Education Attorney Arthur Stein got an indication of a timeline but there’s really no way of knowing how long a case can last, he previously said. It’s possible, although not likely, the case will not be settled before her contract expires on July 1, 2016. Brower would remain suspended during that time.

Bertucio did not comment on the board's decision that was made regarding Brower’s position on Friday, as he represents her criminal matter and not board related issues, he said.

“I am not in the position to comment further,” he said.

A phone call to Brower early Monday went unanswered.

“She will not be speaking to the press during the pendency of this matter. She will reconsider after the trial,” Bertucio said.

proud May 23, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Not really.
George May 24, 2013 at 12:01 AM
Proud you are going to have to wait till the court date.
proud May 24, 2013 at 12:03 AM
At least.
George May 24, 2013 at 12:03 PM
Maria how would you know were you there helping her.
Maria May 24, 2013 at 12:54 PM
@ George, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JD May 27, 2013 at 02:32 PM
Again, I firmly believe that the Justice System will take care of this entire situation as it relates to Dr. Brower and the prior to situation in the Wall Township School District. We are a Nation bound by Laws and the Judicial System is vitally important to what we stand for. Dr. Brower is currently suspended from the Lacey Township School District without pay, and that will most likely continue until the Judicial System has wrapped this entire situation up. In the meantime, I firmly believe that the Lacey Township School District is in solid hands with Dr. Clark. Based on her past experience in the School District, she is well aware of what the needs and strengths of the School District are. Her work on the Full-Day Kindergarten Program for all Students in the School District has been a positive one. Thus, in my view it is best to give Dr. Clark sufficient time to work through this process. On another note, I think the major question that Lacey Township Community needs to keep a focus on, is why the BOE is currently made up of a minimum of 3 BOE Members that cannot vote on such major Personnel and Confidential Matters. Is it not time, to make sure that the vast majority of BOE Members are able to fairly vote on such vitally important matters for the School District? The fact that a minimum of 3 BOE Members must abstain from voting on such important matters is a concern to me. I have been surprised at the lack of focus on that key issue.
George May 28, 2013 at 08:02 PM
I agrre with you all the way JD
proud May 28, 2013 at 08:19 PM
Why not make Dr. Clark the new Super and not replace her with another administrator? That seems to have worked when the previous chief of police retired. Again, I call on Dr. Brower to resign!
Justsaying May 28, 2013 at 10:19 PM
There's a commercial on TV. Do you believe everything you see on the internet?..... Comments and opinions... Curious? How did the authors of this article get all the details of the phone calls and such? Just sayin.
proud May 28, 2013 at 10:25 PM
You are replying to a different article. Just saying...
Justsaying May 28, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Thanks administrators!
Justsaying May 28, 2013 at 10:33 PM
My comments are being rejected
George May 28, 2013 at 11:27 PM
Proud keep on dreaming Lol.
Justsaying May 29, 2013 at 12:12 AM
The district is absolutely in solid hands with Dr. Clark. Dr. Clark worked closely with Dr. Brower on many issues confronting the Lacey Districts including both of their work on the Full-Day Kindergarten program among others. I hope that the visions that they worked on will be implemented.
proud May 29, 2013 at 12:40 AM
I think that Dr. Brower should resign immediately and the entire board of Ed is conflicted in some way, shape or form.
proud May 29, 2013 at 12:46 AM
Me too. Something screwy is going on.
grace May 29, 2013 at 01:26 PM
proud she should resign but she will not....today sponsored by the letter G- GREED
proud May 29, 2013 at 01:40 PM
Correct @butch--I think?
tr June 04, 2013 at 02:53 AM
I though reporting suspected abuse is everybody's responsibility? Why just the acting Superintndant? Innocent until proven guilty. Isn't that right? Ask Dr. Clark, Patch.
CorruptWall June 04, 2013 at 09:28 PM
According to her attorney she wants the earliest trial date so her name is cleared. Well that should be this Monday. What are the odds she postpones? Or maybe plea? Doubt there will be a trial. All her dirty little secrets will come out and then everyone will know just what kind of person she is.
Roving Piney June 10, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Isn't today Brower's day in court???
proud June 10, 2013 at 01:03 PM
A status conference is expected. A warranted resignation is not.
charlotte June 11, 2013 at 03:18 AM
Update?
proud June 11, 2013 at 10:28 AM
Postponed until June 24th.
Maria June 12, 2013 at 01:04 PM
Dr. Shady needs to resign ASAP! And take her phony ED D from the fake Nova U. School!!!!!!!
proud September 24, 2013 at 08:37 AM
My updates on the pre trial snitching conferences?
Spooner September 24, 2013 at 11:30 AM
...so what are your updates??
proud November 01, 2013 at 06:13 PM
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grace November 01, 2013 at 07:06 PM
@ proud once again thanks you do alot of work and you are appreciated. did you ever think of running for a committee man or school board member?
proud November 01, 2013 at 07:23 PM
I wouldn't know who to bribe.

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