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The board is receiving updates from district officials regarding the districts ongoing investigation into actions related to Mary Beth Haglin, Laverty said. The 24-year-old substitute teacher was charged with sexual exploitation last month. Although some events being reviewed as part of the investigation occurred earlier this year, some additional information came to light in recent days, Laverty said in the statement, noting that the board will review the results of the investigation and take appropriate action based upon any recommendations that are made as a result. Earlier in the day Wednesday, Laverty declined to comment on Plagmans retirement. But in the statement, Laverty said the seven board members, five of whom have children who are attending or have graduated from Washington High, are aware of the inopportune timing of Dr. Plagmans resignation. It is unfortunate that his long tenure at WHS ended this way, Laverty said. Given information were aware of to-date, we are supportive of actions taken by District administration under consultation with our legal counsel. The selection process for a permanent principal at Washington High will begin in January 2017, according to the statement, when the position will be posted. The new principal will be selected in March, after a screening of applicants and interviews, with the board approving the hire in March or April. Here is the full statement The School Board continues to receive regular updates from the Districts administration and legal counsel regarding the pending investigation at Washington High School (WHS). find out here nowDue to the fact that the pending investigation involves personnel matters, the Board is legally prevented from making any comments about the specifics of the investigation. Although some events being reviewed as part of the investigation occurred earlier this year, some additional information came to light in recent days.

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