The Montrose High School band teacher accused of attempted sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, pleaded guilty yesterday and was sentenced to three years of supervised probation. The Daily Press says Andrew Burke was arrested in June, accused of having sex with a former student when she was 17. He’s also accused of sending the girl love letters (via email) which he eventually told her to delete and not tell anyone about their relationship. Burke is allowed to have contact with his own children, but it’s unknown if he’ll ever teach again.
Source: Daily Press (Posted 11:54a)
A Delta County School board member has given up his seat due to health reasons. The Delta County Independent says Chad Campbell of Paonia was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2001. Since taking a seat on the board in November, Campbell says his health has been deteriorating. The board will appoint a replacement within the next 60 days.
Source: Delta County Independent (Posted 11:51a)