Report: Liz Barrett retains position due to technicalities in case
Kings Park, NY (SmithtownRadio.com) – New York State has decided the vice president of the Kings Park school’s Board of Education may retain her position despite a motion to have her dismissed, Newsday reported Saturday.
In May, the Kings Park School District Board of Education filed a petition with the New York State Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. to have Barrett removed because of allegations she released confidential information to a third party.
In a ruling earlier this month, King said Barrett could retain her position because of the district’s mishandling of the case, according to Newsday. Among the mishandling, King says Barrett did not receive notification a complaint had been filed against her for violating board rules within a mandated 30-day period. The school is also said to have filed the motion under the wrong section of state law.
Barrett retains her innocent in the matter and King did not comment on the allegations against Barrett in his official ruling.
The Board of Education has a scheduled meeting Tuesday at 7:30p at Kings Park High School. The discussion of Barret’s allegations or King’s rulings were not specifically mentioned on the meeting’s agenda.