Former N. Bergen school employee spared prison in documents case

Michaelangelo Conte reports:

A former North Bergen school board employee charged with taking confidential documents from the district to allegedly use them in a discrimination lawsuit will have the charges dropped when she completes a six-month term of supervised release.

School board clerk Ivonne Saavedra filed her suit against the North Bergen Board of Education in 2009 alleging she was the victim of gender, ethnic and sexual discrimination. Her attorney later produced hundreds of documents Saavedra took or copied from the school district to use in her case.

The school board said the documents included confidential student educational and medical records that were protected by federal and state privacy laws.



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