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Former Vernon vice-principal punished for boosting student's grades

May 15, 2014 - 12:20 PM

VERNON - A former Vernon vice-principal has been reprimanded for boosting a student’s grades.

The B.C. Teacher Regulation Branch is suspending former Vernon Secondary School vice-principal Tony Martin Dolinar’s teaching certificate for one month because he increased the grades “of a student whom he wished to favour” without the consent of the student’s teacher.

Dolinar was suspended without pay by school district 22 on December 19, 2013 and resigned from his position as vice principal January 31, 2014.

The regulation branch says Dolinar “acted dishonestly and without integrity” when he used his position to access electronic records and covertly increase the student’s grades in a total of four classes over two school years.

The student received an unfair academic award in the 2012-13 school year resulting from the changed grades.

In November 2013, a teacher raised concern that her student’s marks had been changed. Dolinar “misrepresented” the teacher and the principal by saying he hadn’t changed the grade.

The school district reported the matter to the The B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation on January 6, 2014.

The one month suspension of Dolinar’s teaching certificate begins June 1, 2014.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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