School employee fined $10,000 for ethics violation

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - An employee of a charter school on the Big Island has been fined $10,000 for violating the state ethics code.

William Eric Boyd is an administrative assistant at Connections New Century Public Charter School in Hilo.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald ( says the Hawaii State Ethics Commission found Boyd guilty of 20 separate violations of the state ethics code and fined him the maximum allowable under the law.

Commission members determined that he filled out and approved multiple purchase orders for school supplies from businesses owned by him and his wife. The purchases covered items such as books, classroom supplies, custodial supplies and office machines.

Boyd has been ordered to pay the fine within 60 days. He is appealing.

Information from: Hawaii Tribune-Herald,

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