Controversial Brookfield school board President Joseph Pasquerilla will miss at least three meetings due to a court-ordered suspension, but that may not be all.

The suspension could cost Pasquerilla -- who was suspended for his role in a March 5 fracas with Dr. Ronald Brennan -- his elected seat on the board.

Pasquerilla was found guilty June 12 of assault after admitting he slapped Brennan in the face at a closed meeting. A shove by Brennan and name-calling prompted the slap, Pasquerilla testified.

As of Wednesday afternoon Pasquerilla hadn't appealed the ruling that prevents him sitting on the board for three meetings. He was also fined $250, given a suspended jail sentence and placed on probation.

To have his probation lifted, Pasquerilla must comply with all court orders, which include sending Brennan a written letter of apology within 30 days and the completion of anger management classes administered by the Trumbull County probation department, a secretary at Eastern District Court, Brookfield, said.

Brennan was charged with disorderly conduct and pleaded no contest.

Pasquerilla has 30 days to file an appeal in Eastern District Court. If he does, the case will be heard by the county court of appeals, the secretary said.

Board policy, as outlined on the district�s Web site, allows remaining school directors to oust a member who fails to attend a single meeting during a 90-day period.

The policy adheres to state code and the board member�s reason for missing the meetings must be deemed insufficient by a two-thirds vote of the remaining board.

�It basically says if a board member is absent for three consecutive meetings then the board can remove that person,� said Scott Ebright, a spokesman for the Ohio School Boards Association.

If school directors meet as scheduled, Pasquerilla�s court-ordered absence won�t allow him to attend another meeting until Sept. 17 � 92 days after Wednesday�s meeting and 120 between the last he was legally permitted to attend.

An appeal of the case may allow Pasquerilla to attend meetings while he awaits a court ruling. His term on the board runs through 2009.