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School board member removed in Hamburg

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Following a four-month process which cost the district $100,000, Catherine Schrauth Forcucci has been removed from the Hamburg School Board.

The board deliberated for four hours in executive session Tuesday night before voting, five-to-one, in favor of the move.

The decision brings to an end another troubling chapter for the school district. Earlier this summer, Superintendent Richard Jetter was placed on administrative leave folllowing accusations that he falsely filed a criminal report. Jetter, who is expected to leave his position in the near future, was often a target of criticism for Schrauth Forcucci.

According to the Buffalo News, a hearing officer dismissed Jetter's testimony while determining that Schrauth Forcucci engaged in official misconduct. Over 45 hours of testimony was provided over the last four months.