RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - There's a call for policy change at the Washoe County School District headquarters after organization leaders went almost four months without knowing a Sparks principal faced embezzlement charges from his previous job in Michigan.
It all revolves around Andrew Stansberry of Marvin Moss Elementary. School Police Chief Mike Mieras says the charges came down after Washoe performed an intimal background check and fingerprinting. News 4's fact finder team has also uncovered there is nothing in the employee handbook requiring workers to report if they're arrested.
“Not a policy per say at the time, but there's an ethical responsibility as well,” Mieras said.
Mieras says the district is working on a new policy that would require an employee to report if they were arrested. That should go to the superintendent to be finalized in the next 30 days.
Washoe School Police say Stansberry pleaded guilty to the Michigan charges. He will have to pay back the money and serve 30 days in jail.