Board fires Vt. teacher facing sex chargesThe Associated Press | June 14,2013BURLINGTON - The Burlington School Board has fired a high school Spanish teacher who's accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.
Giovanna Yaranga has pleaded not guilty to four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. She awaits trial.
A lawyer for the school district told the Burlington Free Press that the board, at a closed-door hearing Tuesday, found the 44-year-old Yaranga guilty of conduct unbecoming a teacher. It also found she violated the district's sexual harassment policy.
The city initially placed Yaranga on paid administrative leave following her arrest last month. Superintendent Jeanne Collins later issued her a written notice of an intended dismissal.
Collins told The Free Press Yaranga had seven days to respond, but never contacted the district. She also did not attend Tuesday's disciplinary hearing.MORE IN This Just InMOSCOW ó Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Full StoryIíve been growing mushrooms outdoors on logs for about 20 years. Full Story
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