SMITHFIELD – Johnston County Board of Education member Ronald Johnson may soon be allowed to address three recent censures. During the Dec. 13 meeting, newly elected board member Kevin Donovan requested their attorney investigate the process for Mr. Johnson to present new facts about the previous censures. There was no opposition to the request.
Johnson was censured for allegedly secretly recording other board members during closed door meetings, sending inappropriate text messages during a board meeting about a female school employee, and asking a school principal to modify the assignment for two special education students as a favor.
The board will be given a report by their attorney, Katie Cornetto with the Poyner Spruill law firm, at the January 2023 meeting on the process for Mr. Johnson to present new facts regarding the allegations.