Point Pleasant School District

Alerted by concerned local taxpayers, the Commission examined questionable financial practices related to the operations of the Point Pleasant Community School in Ocean County and the terms of a lucrative separation-of-employment agreement with a former schools superintendent. As a result of the Commissionís August 1994 report, the Community Schoolís former director, Vito Dellegrippo, pled guilty to two criminal charges of theft by deception. At his June 16, 1995 sentencing, he was placed on probation for 30 months, required to pay $5,000 in restitution and barred for life from holding public office. The school district transferred operation of the Community School to the County Educational Services Commission. The Commissionís report served as a guide for other school districts and municipalities on avoiding similar abuses.

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