Vermont Public is independent, community-supported media, serving Vermont with trusted, relevant and essential information. We share stories that bring people together, from every corner of our region. New to Vermont Public? Start here.

© 2024 Vermont Public | 365 Troy Ave. Colchester, VT 05446

Public Files:
WVTI · WOXM · WVBA · WVNK · WVTQ · WVTX
WVPR · WRVT · WOXR · WNCH · WVPA
WVPS · WVXR · WETK · WVTB · WVER
WVER-FM · WVLR-FM · WBTN-FM

For assistance accessing our public files, please contact hello@vermontpublic.org or call 802-655-9451.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Board Fires Burlington Teacher Facing Sex Charges

The Burlington School Board has fired a high school Spanish teacher who's accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.

Giovanna Yaranga has pleaded not guilty to four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. She awaits trial.

A lawyer for the school district tells the Burlington Free Press the board, at a closed-door hearing Tuesday, found the 44-year-old Yaranga guilty of conduct unbecoming a teacher. It also found she violated the district's sexual harassment policy.

The city initially placed Yaranga on paid administrative leave following her arrest last month. Superintendent Jeanne Collins later issued her a written notice of an intended dismissal.

Collins told The Free Press Yaranga had seven days to respond, but never contacted the district. She also did not attend Tuesday's disciplinary hearing.

Latest Stories