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02/27/2020

Final Adjudications Issued - Arcurio and Hundertmark

​Order No. 1764 (Arcurio)
Member of the Board of Directors
Greater Johnstown School District
Cambria County, PA  15906

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Vince Arcurio (“Arcurio”), as a Member of the Board of Directors (“Board”) of the Greater Johnstown School District (“District”), Cambria County, Pennsylvania, technically violated Section 1103(a) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (“Ethics Act”), 65 Pa.C.S. § 1103(a), when he utilized the authority of his public position by participating in a vote of the Board to create the employment position of Assistant to the Superintendent, at a time when he possessed a reasonable expectation that his wife was to be immediately thereafter appointed to the vacancy.
2. A technical violation of Section 1103(a) of the Ethics Act, 65 Pa.C.S. § 1103(a), occurred when Arcurio, as a Member of the Board, utilized the authority of his public position by participating in votes of the Board to approve payment of educational funds by the District to the Cambria County Child Development Corporation, a business with which his father was associated.
3. A technical violation of Section 1105(b)(3) of the Ethics Act, 65 Pa.C.S. § 1105(b)(3), occurred when Arcurio failed to complete his Statement of Financial Interests form by failing to disclose whether he had any real estate interests, as required by the Ethics Act, on Statements of Financial Interests filed for calendar years 2013 and 2014.
4. Per the Consent Agreement of the parties, Arcurio is directed to make payment in the amount of $2,500.00 payable to the Greater Johnstown School District and forwarded to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order.
5. Per the Consent Agreement of the parties, Arcurio is further directed to not accept any reimbursement, compensation or other payment from the District representing a full or partial reimbursement of the amount paid in settlement of this matter.
6. Compliance with paragraphs 4 and 5 of this Order will result in the closing of this case with no further action by this Commission.
 a. Non-compliance will result in the institution of an order enforcement action.


Order No. 1765 (Hundertmark)
Member of the Board of Directors
Bethlehem-Center School District 
Washington County, PA 15333

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Christine Hundertmark (“Hundertmark”), as a Member of the Board of Directors (“Board”) of the Bethlehem-Center School District (“District”), Washington County, Pennsylvania, violated Section 1103(a) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (“Ethics Act”), 65 Pa.C.S. § 1103(a), in relation to her participating in discussions and actions of the Board resulting in her nomination and subsequent appointment as the Board Secretary.
2. Per the Consent Agreement of the parties, Hundertmark is directed to make payment in the amount of $2,925.00 payable to the Bethlehem-Center School District and forwarded to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order.
3. Per the Consent Agreement of the parties, Hundertmark is further directed to not accept any reimbursement, compensation or other payment from the District representing a full or partial reimbursement of the amount paid in settlement of this matter.
4. Compliance with paragraphs 2 and 3 of this Order will result in the closing of this case with no further action by this Commission.
 a. Non-compliance will result in the institution of an order enforcement action.

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