On September 16, 2015, a Bound Brook High School art teacher who was fired last November settled a grievance that she and her union had filed against the Bound Brook Board of Education.

In the Settlement Agreement and General Release, the teacher, Kimberly Charnuska, agreed to fully release the Board “from any and all claims, known and unknown, resulting from anything which has happened.”  In return, the Board agreed to keep “any investigation records and notes relating to allegations of misconduct” out of Charnuska’s personnel file.

The release appears to be related to a “suspicious incident” that Bound Brook High School Principal Dan Gallagher reported “a possible inappropriate relationship between a student and a teacher” to police on October 29, 2014.  Charnuska was the “suspect” listed on the police report and the alleged victim was a juvenile. Charnuska was suspended with pay on the same day was terminated on November 24, 2014.

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