State Watchdog Investigating Newark School Board Over ‘Unusual’ Hiring
John Pelissero, a senior scholar at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said he thinks public concern over the hiring is reasonable.
“I find it very unusual just to learn that a sitting school board member gets hired as an assistant to the superintendent that they just recently had hired,” he said in an interview. “Whether or not there’s any kind of conflict present here, it at least presents the appearance of things that might suggest there’s a conflict of interest.”
John Pelissero, senior scholar at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, quoted in The Mercury News.