Melindo Persi Receives Favorable Initial Decision in Wrongful Termination Suit

Top Quote Melindo A. Persi is a graduate of Trenton State College and Rutgers University. Melindo Persi began his career in education as a middle school teacher at Franklin Township in Warren County and soon after took on his first role as superintendent at Washington Township in Mercer County and retired having served as superintendent of three New Jersey Districts. End Quote
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  • (1888PressRelease) January 14, 2011 - Toms River, NJ - Melindo A. Persi recently received a favorable Initial Decision from the Administrative Law Judge in his case involving the Brick Township Board of Education. The judge found that Melindo A. Persi had a valid, enforceable contract with the Brick Board of Education who appointed him as Interim Superintendent through November 20, 2008. The case stems from the wrongful termination of Melindo Persi, a long-time New Jersey superintendent who was released from his duties on April 29, 2008 by the Brick Township Board of Education.

    Melindo A. Persi had been serving as Brick Township's interim superintendent since July 2007 when he was unexpectedly terminated, effective April 30, 2008 although his contract wasn't set to expire until November 20, 2008.
    The Favorable Decision awarded Melindo Persi $21,000.00 which reflects reimbursement for the 30 days' written notice that was required and not fulfilled in the contract between Brick Township Board of Education and Melindo Persi. The Favorable Decision also declared that the counterclaim by Brick Township Board of Education was dismissed. The Findings of the Administrative Law Judge have been filed with the Commissioner of the Department of Education who will make a final decision in the matter.

    The Initial Decision is excellent news in Melindo Persi's quest to clear his name and put this unfortunate event behind him. Melindo A. Persi has been described by many as a 'people person' with high integrity and enormous energy. Melindo Persi has been credited for organizing and implementing a transparent administration and was instrumental in the development of an Educational Foundation in two school districts.

    Melindo A. Persi has had a long successful career in education and received numerous awards for his contributions to education. Melindo Persi was recently honored by the New Jersey Council of Education as the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Educator Award. This award was bestowed upon Mel Persi for his years of dedicated service to the field of education and to the students of New Jersey. In 2007, Mel Persi received the Distinguished Service Award to Education from the American Association of School Administrators at its national conference in New Orleans.

    About Melindo Persi

    Melindo Persi has also served as an adjunct professor at both Rutgers University and Morris County Community College. Melindo Persi has received numerous honors throughout his career including: the 2007 National Distinguished Service Award, the 2010 Distinguished Educator Award by the New Jersey Council of Education and has been named to Outstanding Young Men in America, Who's Who in N.J. and Who's Who. Currently Melindo Persi serves as the executive director of the NJ Association of Former County Superintendents of Schools.

    For additional information, contact:
    Melindo Persi
    27 Washington Street, Suite 7
    Toms River, NJ 08753
    mappersi ( @ ) aol dot com

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