The principal of Nashoba Regional School in Bolton, where a teacher was recently charged for allegedly swapping nude photos with a student, has been placed on paid administrative leave.
In a statement Thursday afternoon, Superintendent Brooke Clenchy said the district worked with Principal Paul Di Domenico to come to the decision, which “is not a disciplinary action.”
The leave will take place as the Nashoba Regional School District undergoes an “external review of its process” from the months before criminal charges were filed against the former teacher, the statement said.
Dorothy Bancroft Veracka, the accused teacher, was placed on administrative leave in September. Clenchy’s statement said Veracka has since been fired.
The 42-year-old teacher allegedly exchanged nude photos with a a now-16-year-old student over Snapchat from September 2018 to March 2019. She was charged with soliciting nude photos of a child, sending obscene matter to a minor, and possession of child pornography.
Veracka was arranged in October and released on personal recognizance but ordered to stay away from the school and anyone under the age of 16.
Her next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 26.
Read Clenchy’s full statement here:
The Nashoba Regional School District will undertake an external review of its process during the months of July and August, preceding the filing of the criminal charges against former teacher Dorothy Veracka, who has been terminated from her position. To prevent distraction and ensure that faculty and students can focus, respectively, on teaching and learning, Nashoba Regional High School Principal Paul Di Domenico has worked collaboratively with the District to reach the decision that he will begin paid administrative leave for the duration of that review. This is not a disciplinary action. We are making very sure that students at the high school feel supported. The safety and security of every student in our system is always our first priority. We will keep the public informed.