Secaucus school employee gets admin. hearing date

SECAUCUS – The New Jersey Office of Administrative Law in Newark will hold a hearing on Friday, Oct. 15 involving a Secaucus Board of Education employee who was suspended on sexual harassment allegations in January.
In June, the Secaucus Board of Education voted to terminate Natalizia Busnelli Aljallad, who had worked in the board office as an administrative assistant.
Busnelli Aljallad, who has recently gone back to using her maiden name, was initially suspended with pay from her job as a tenured administrative aide in the board office on Jan. 21, following allegations that she sexually harassed a school safety officer, made false statements to the same police officer, and made slanderous statements against two Board of Education trustees.
The alleged incidents took place in December 2009, according to Busnelli Aljallad and an affidavit from Schools Superintendent Cynthia Randina which The Reporter obtained in April.
On March 30, Assistant Hudson County Prosecutor Patrick Sharkey “administratively dismissed” a criminal complaint against Busnelli Aljallad that stemmed from these same allegations, according to a document from the prosecutor’s office.
Busnelli Aljallad’s status was later changed to “suspended without pay” in April.
Her case is now before the New Jersey Commissioner of Education, which has scheduled the upcoming administrative hearing. – E. Assata Wright

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