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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