The Cardinal Local School District Board of Education last week fired George S. Gresko after the head football coach and school aide was indicted on two felony charges.
Mr. Gresko, 28, pleaded not guilty during a June 30 arraignment to charges of tampering with records, a third-degree felony, and unauthorized use of computers or telecommunications property, a fifth-degree felony, according to Geauga County Common Pleas Court records. Tampering with records carries a possible jail term of nine to 36 months and a fine of $10,000. Unauthorized use of a computer carries a possible jail term of six to 12 months and a fine of $2,500.
Mr. Gresko, of Mentor, appeared before Geauga Common Pleas Judge Carolyn Paschke during the arraignment last week, according to court records. He was indicted by a county grand jury on June 23. He is accused of changing the grades of some Cardinal students, according to court filings.
He is scheduled to be back in court on July 14.
Records show that he was released on a personal recognizance bond since he had no prior criminal record.
On June 30, the Cardinal Board of Education fired Mr. Gresko effective July 2. He also held the position of district student success coach/alternative placement supervisor.