La’Quetta Small, the Atlantic City, New Jersey Superintendent of Public Schools currently faces serious criminal child abuse charges.

You wouldn’t know this by tonight’s Atlantic City Board of Education meeting. La’Quetta Small participated like nothing is wrong.

The Atlantic City Board of Education failed to take any action whatsoever regarding La’Quetta Small.

Outrageously, the Board of Education didn’t even address it.

It’s been a public disgrace to watch unfold, as La’Quetta and Marty Small have continued in their public positions … pretending that nothing has happened.

Regarding La’Quetta Small, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office has written this very disturbing narrative about her:

It is alleged that La'Quetta Small, during one incident, punched her daughter multiple times on her chest leaving bruising. Another incident alleged that La Quetta Small dragged her daughter by her hair then struck her with a belt on her shoulders leaving marks. Another incident alleged that La'Quetta Small punched her daughter in the mouth during an argument, said the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.

These incidents were investigated by the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office's Special Victims Unit.

La’Quetta Smalls, Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small and Atlantic City High School Principal Constance Days-Chapman.

LA'QUETTA SMALL is criminally charged with:

  • 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a child.
  • 3 separate counts of disorderly persons simple assault.

MARTY SMALL is criminally charged with:

  • 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a child.
  • 3rd degree aggravated assault
  • 3rd degree terroristic threats
  • disorderly persons simple assault.

CONSTANCE DAYS-CHAPMAN is criminally charged with:

  • second-degree Official Misconduct.
  • third-degree Hindering Apprehension of Another.
  • fourth-degree Obstruction of Justice.
  • disorderly persons Failure to Report Child Abuse.

Days-Chapman has previously been suspended.

The allegations about Marty Small by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office are deeply disturbing:

It is alleged that during the months of December 2023 and January 2024, the defendants physically and emotionally abused their 15/16-year-old-daughter on multiple occasions. During one incident, Marty Small, Sr. is alleged to have hit his daughter multiple times in the head with a broom causing her to lose consciousness. Another incident alleged that Marty Small, Sr., during an argument with his daughter, continuously threatened to hurt her by "earth slamming" her down the stairs, grabbing her head and throwing her to the ground, and smacking the weave out of her head. Another incident involved Marty Small, Sr. punching his daughter repeatedly in her legs causing bruising, said the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

The Atlantic City Board of Education really has no choice but to suspend La’Quetta Small. But, will they?

La’Quetta Small delivered the Superintendent’s report at tonight’s board meeting like nothing has happened.

Marty Small is also in attendance for support.

At about 6:30 p.m., the board went into executive session and advised the public that that would be in executive session for about two hours.

The board did not mention if they will be discussing La’Quetta Small during the executive session.

It’s all pretty simple. A chief school administrator simply cannot remain in active duty status with serious child abuse criminal charges pending against her.

Days-Chapman was promptly suspended from her position following the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office announced criminal charges had been filed against her.

La’Quetta Small has been showing-up for work like nothing has happened.

Days-Chapmans’ first court appearance will be Wednesday, April 24, 2024.

Marty and La’Quetta Smalls’ first court appearances will be on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

The state of New Jersey must now step-in and do what the Atlantic City Board of Education failed to do.

The state must immediately suspend La’Quetta Small from her position until disposition of her criminal charges takes place.

SOURCES: Atlantic City Public Schools and Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

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