Former Atlantic City, New Jersey Board of Education President John Devlin shared an important fact on-air today that few had ever known before.

Devlin confirmed that the Atlantic City Board of Education voted against hiring Constance Days-Chapman to become the Atlantic City High School Principal.

Devlin conveyed that he didn’t believe that Days-Chapman was qualified to be the Principal of Atlantic City High School.

Despite the Atlantic City Board of Education rejecting Days-Chapman, Devlin confirmed on-air that New Jersey State fiscal monitor Carol Morris reversed the Board’s decision (two days later) and hired Days-Chapman for the position.

Days-Chapman is very close to Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small and La’Quetta Small who is the Superintendent of the Atlantic City Public Schools system.

On March 31, 2021, Days-Chapman became manager of Marty Small’s canpaign for Mayor.

At the time, Small told

It's A GREAT Day Here in The City of Atlantic City and I'm honored to have Constance "Mandy" Days-Chapman as our Campaign Manager," said Mayor Marty Small. In a campaign manager you want someone who's organized, involved in the community and understands Atlantic City politics and the players involved, said Small.

Days-Chapman told back then that:

It is an honor to lead the campaign of Mayor Marty Small Sr., said Days-Chapman. As we transition into a time of uncertainty and a new normal, it is important to have stability in the highest levels of leadership. Mayor Small has done an outstanding job leading this great city and creating a vision that puts the residents at the forefront. I am committed to seeing that continue by encouraging the voters to re-elect our mayor, Marty Small, and support our entire ticket. Dream Big and Vote Small, said Days-Chapman said.

Days-Chapman is a former vice president of the Atlantic City Board of Education and adjunct professor at Stockton University.

In March 28, 2024, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office criminally charged Days-Chapman with the following offenses:

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

The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office confirmed that the charges were placed on a summons.

Here are the exact words of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office regarding the criminal charges levied against Days-Chapman.

On January 22, 2024, a juvenile student at the high school informed a school staff member that the student had been emotionally and physically abused by the student's parents and that the student had previously disclosed this abuse to Mrs. Days-Chapman. The school staff member discussed the matter with Days-Chapman later that same day. Days-Chapman denied that the student ever disclosed the abuse to her previously but told the school staffer that she would report the matter to the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P, formerly known as DYFS). Both the staffer and another eyewitness to the conversation believed that Days-Chapman was going to notify the authorities as they were leaving her office. The other eyewitness even told Days-Chapman that she (the eyewitness) would notify DCP&P, but that Days-Chapman insisted that she would make the notification. Later that evening, Days-Chapman met with the juvenile's parents at the parents' house and informed them that the juvenile disclosed to school staff that the juvenile was being abused by them, according to the Atlantic  County Prosecutor’s Offuxe.

SOURCE: John Devlin, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and

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