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Board of Ed to Replace Esposito as District Physician

Dr. Wayne Lajewski will fill role as medical inspector for the remainder of the year.

The will appoint Dr. Wayne Lajewski as medical inspector for the remainder of the year, Board President Lisa Ellis said Saturday.

Lajewski, who has an office located on Main Street, will fill the position that has been held by Madison Councilman Vincent Esposito, who has been .

According to the Board of Education's agenda for Tuesday night's meeting, the board will vote to appoint Lajewski at a rate of $940 per month from Feb. 28 to June 30.

"We are not taking any formal action to remove [Esposito]," Ellis said.

Ellis declined to comment further and referred other questions to Superintendent Michael Rossi, who has not returned messages this week for comment.

Esposito, 54, a general practioner who also has an office on Main Street, was arrested last week on second-degree charges of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance and conspiracy.

It remains unknown whether Esposito will resign his council seat before his term ends this year. His attorney, Peter Gilbreth, said this week his .

According to the Attorney General's Office, Esposito allegedly sold OxyContin and variations of oxycodone by writing fraudulent prescriptions for undercover cops and confidential informants.

Following a year-long investigation, DEA agents arrested Esposito last week before he was released on bail.

Editor's note: An earlier headline to this story incorrectly stated the Board of Education was going to remove Esposito as district physician. He is being replaced for the remainder of the year.

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