Challenge Alert

Lock in $15,000 with your donation by 6:30 p.m.

Donate now

    N.J. school super takes leave after DWI arrest

    The superintendent of a southern New Jersey school district has taken administrative leave following his arrest on a drunken driving charge.


    Medford Superintendent Joseph Del Rossi released a statement saying he believes it’s in the best interest for the district.

    Police said Del Rossi swerved and struck a light pole in a district-issued Jeep around 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 26. He told police that he had swerved to avoid hitting a deer. Police charged him with driving under the influence.

    The 57-year-old has been superintendent of the Medford school district since 2003.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.