After losing one superintendent to a very public corruption scandal and another soon to a health crises, officials of New Jersey's fourth largest school district are hoping to involve residents in the selection of a new superintendent.
A former Toms River Regional School District Attorney questions a recent decision by the State Civil Rights Division Director that sides with a ruling that said the district failed to protect a student from bullying because of his perceived sexual orientation.
Frank D'Alonzo, the onetime Athletics and Special Projects Supervisor in the Toms River Regional Schools District, heads to prison for 37 months in connection with the bribery scheme that landed his former boss behind bars for more than three times as long.
He oversaw New Jersey's fourth-largest school district for decades and now he faces jail time. Former Toms River Schools Superintendent Mike Ritacco plead guilty to mail fraud and tax evasion Thursday, admitting he took millions of dollars in a bribery and kickback scheme.