Ex-Camden school official sues district

    A former official in the Camden school district is suing the school board, claiming she was terminated for refusing to falsify the superintendent’s attendance record.

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    Former human resources director Monise Princilus claims she was suspended from her $120,000-a-year job last year and her contract was not renewed as a result.
    Earlier this year, district records showed that Superintendent Bessie LeFra Young had been absent 186 days in the previous 18 months. She returned to work Feb. 1, after a leave. She said she had a chronic illness, but has declined to elaborate.

    Princilus told the Inquirer that Young’s absences may have been underreported.

    Young declined to comment because the matter is under litigation.

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