A former teacher and coach at Absegami High School in Galloway Township has relinquished his teaching license as part of a 2011 agreement with the district over allegations that he used his district-supplied laptop to access pornography during school hours.

The New Jersey Department of Education State Board of Examiners accepted Jeffrey Ranck’s relinquishment “with the force and effect of a revocation” at its July 26 meeting. The Order of Revocation was posted on the department’s website Thursday.

According to the notice, Ranck resigned from his teaching position in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District after allegations were made of improper use of the laptop and district network.

Ranck, 51, of Galloway, held a teacher of health and physical education certificate issued in November 1984. He had taught and served as a golf coach and assistant wrestling coach at the high school.

His name is included in a New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits list of teachers taking early retirement on March 1, 2012. He was eligible for early retirement benefits for having taught at least 25 years. The report shows he taught for almost 27 years.

Neither Ranck nor district officials could be reached for comment Thursday afternoon.

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