SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- A temporary replacement has been named for a Sparks elementary school principal who was placed on administrative leave after officials learned he's on parole for embezzling in Michigan.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that Rick Harris will replace Andrew Stansberry at Moss Elementary School beginning Monday.
The action was required after Washoe County School District officials recently learned that Stansberry had been sentenced for embezzling $26,796 from a school fund while a principal for Michigan's Benton Harbor School District.
Washoe district officials said there was no update on the investigation of Stansberry or what might happen at the Sparks school if he is terminated.
Harris is a 25-year veteran of the Washoe school district.