"Swampscott High School principal suspended" by Steven A. Rosenberg Globe Staff December 08, 2015
Swampscott High School principal Edward Rozmiarek has been placed on administrative leave, according to a statement sent to parents Tuesday by Superintendent Pamela R. H. Angelakis.
Angelakis declined to comment on why Rozmiarek was placed on administrative leave. Rozmiarek could not be reached for comment.
In her letter, the superintendent directed parents to contact assistant principal Frank Kowalski with any questions “regarding your [student’s] high school experience.”
Carrie Kimball Monahan, a spokeswoman for Essex District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett, would not confirm or deny whether law enforcement was investigating Rozmiarek.
“It’s a personnel matter, and I don’t have any details on it,” said Amy O’Connor, School Committee vice chairwoman.
“I’m shocked and surprised,” said Jennifer Townsend, whose son attends the high school. Townsend said Rozmiarek was approachable and always outside to greet students before the opening bell at school.
Rozmiarek was hired as Swampscott High School principal prior to the start of the 2013-2014 school year. Before coming to Swampscott, he served as headmaster at Lowell High School for three years.
This is the second controversy to rock Swampscott High this school year. In September, Swampscott’s football team forfeited a game after sophomore players were discovered performing exercises in the nude under the direction of upperclassmen on the football field.
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"Swampscott principal not suspected of impropriety toward students" by Steven A. Rosenberg Globe Staff December 10, 2015
Swampscott High School Principal Edward Rozmiarek, who was placed on administrative leave this week, is not suspected of financial improprieties or inappropriate conduct toward students, according to Swampscott Superintendent Pamela Angelakis, although the reason for the leave was not revealed.
In a letter to parents on Thursday, Angelakis cited “legal reasons” for not disclosing why Rozmiarek was placed on leave.
“However, please rest assured that there are no allegations being reviewed that to our knowledge involve any students in the Swampscott Public Schools nor do they have any financial implications,” Angelakis wrote. She could not be reached for comment.
Meanwhile, Beverly police media spokesman Michael Boccucci confirmed that Beverly police assisted the State Police in a visit to Edward Rozmiarek’s Beverly home on Monday morning at 6:30.
Boccucci declined to comment when asked whether police searched the house during the visit. He said no charges had been brought against Rozmiarek and no police report had been created.
Rozmiarek has led Swampscott since 2013.
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