Absent Secaucus principal sworn in as deputy mayor in Holmdel

HUDSON COUNTY – Secaucus Middle School Principal Pat Impreveduto, who has not shown up for work since a mid-September accident in a school building, was re-sworn in Monday night as deputy mayor of Holmdel, where he lives.
This is the latest in a string of public appearances he has made at official Holmdel functions since he fell and injured himself on school property on Sept. 14. Since then, he has attended all but one Holmdel Township Committee meeting despite taking 46 days of worker’s compensation and more than 30 days of paid sick leave in Secaucus.
Impreveduto, who earns $180,000 a year, had 310 sick days as of July 1, 2009 and reportedly injured his back as a result of his fall. However his colleagues on the Holmdel Township Committee said last month that he has not been seen using a cane, walker, or other walking aid, nor were they aware of his accident in September.
The Secaucus School Board attorney is reportedly investigating whether Impreveduto has violated any employment policies. He has not told school officials when he might return to work.
The board attorney is expected to give a report to Schools Superintendent Cynthia Randina before the next trustee meeting on Jan. 21.
Since Impreveduto’s absence, Humanities Director Rob Daniello had been filling in as acting Middle School principal on an informal basis. The School Board recently appointed him to the position in an official capacity.
Impreveduto was sworn in Monday night, along with Holmdel Mayor Serena DiMaso, by Lt. Gov.-elect Kim Guadagno who is currently touring the state ahead of her own inauguration on Jan. 19. – E. Assata Wright

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