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Port Chester school board president charged with official misconduct over Facebook post

The Port Chester School Board voted unanimously Monday to charge the board president with official misconduct over a racially charged post on Facebook.

News 12 Staff

Feb 9, 2021, 3:25 AM

Updated 1,228 days ago

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The Port Chester School Board voted unanimously Monday to charge the board president with official misconduct over a racially charged post on Facebook.
School Board President Thomas Corbia came under fire in September when questionable comments on Facebook surfaced under his name.
The controversial post that had a reply under Corbia's name says, "I'm selling my white privilege card. It's just over 77 years old and it hasn't done a damn thing for me. No inheritance, no free college, no free food, no free housing, etc. I may even be willing to do an even trade for a race card. Those seem way more useful and more widely accepted."
There is a comment under Corbia's account saying, "Tommy, you are the BLANK-ing best and whoever doesn't like that post, well they know what they can do."
Corbia has maintained that his account was hacked. Since the comment, some parents have questioned whether Corbia is the right man for the job since the district is 65% Hispanic.
The board met in an executive session, meaning it wasn't open to the public. The exact charges against Corbia have not been disclosed, with board members saying they are confidential.
The move now kickstarts a lengthy process to remove Corbia from the board. A hearing officer has been appointed to the case and will hear why the board believes Corbia should be removed.
Corbia will have a chance to defend himself and then the hearing officer will make a recommendation to the board, who then has the final vote.


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