CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg Area Senior High School teacher Monday began serving a 10-day suspension without pay for removing floor tiles containing asbestos and causing the school to be closed on the final day of classes, according to Director of Human Resources Lynn Lerew.
The name of the teacher would not be released, Lerew said Monday. The suspension for 10 working days will last until July 7.
"It's being handled as a personnel matter by the administration," Lerew said. The board of school directors was kept informed, but the disciplinary action was taken by Superintendent Edwin Sponseller, he said.
In addition to the suspension without pay, the teacher will be required to make restitution to the district "for costs of investigation and response to the incident," according to a statement released by the administration.