In response to an OPRA (Open Public Records Act Request), South Jersey Observer has learned that the Mt. Ephraim School District paid $3,100.04 in legal fees to defend Joan Greenwood for the Ethics Complaint that was filed against her.
The Mt. Ephraim School Board previously voted to approve the Parker, McCay law firm to defend Greenwood at a cost not to exceed $10,000.
The Ethics Complaint was filed in August, 2015 and it was dismissed by the School Ethics Commission (SEC) in December, 2015 for failure to state a claim for which relief can be granted.
The New Jersey School Boards Association highlighted this case in its March 1 School Board Notes noting that Greenwood did not compromise the Board with her statement.