Misplaced school laptop leads to Surrey teacher’s resignation

Scott Bojarski changed his story about computer that went missing, admitted to professional misconduct.

A former Surrey high school teacher resigned earlier this year after misleading the school district about a laptop.

According to a discipline decision from the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation, Scott Anthony Bojarski worked at Clayton Heights Secondary from September 2010 to June 2013.

In June 2013, he borrowed a school laptop to use over the summer, signing a form that specifically restricted its use to work-related purposes.

In September 2013, Bojarski started teaching at L.A. Matheson Secondary, so the principal at Clayton Heights called to ask where the laptop was. He told her he had given it back a week earlier.

Then, on Nov. 25, Bojarski returned the laptop to another teacher at Clayton Heights, saying “you will never believe what I found” and that he’d discovered it at the bottom of a box.

In an interview with the Surrey School District in January 2014, Bojarski said he borrowed the computer to prepare for new classes and finish his Masters thesis. He said it was in a box from September to November 2013 and the last time he’d used it was the weekend before he returned it. He said he definitely did not use it in October or November.

Further investigation showed the computer had been used and Bojarski admitted it had not been in a box as he’d initially said, and that he had used the laptop during the three months in question to create documents and download movies.

Bojarski resigned from the school district effective March 2014 and admitted to professional misconduct.

 

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