Teaching certificates suspended for former accused WISD teacher

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WAXAHACHIE — According to the Texas Education Agency (TEA), all teaching certificates issued to former Waxahachie Independent School District (WISD) teacher Laura Leigh Evans have been suspended until April 22, 2018.

The Texas Education Agency website shows the sanction began on April 22, 2016.

Evans was previously under investigation for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student.

"This afternoon I was informed that one of our high school teachers had an inappropriate relationship with one of her students," WISD Superintendent Jeremy Glenn wrote to WISD board members on February 11, 2015.

"She admitted to the relationship, but indicated it started after the student graduated."

Audio obtained by Ellis County Citizen of a meeting between Evans and Lee Auvenshine, WISD Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources and Legal Services, confirm Evans admitted to a sexual relationship with a former student.

Evans was immediately placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation. She later tendered her resignation.

The TEA notified Evans on February 27, 2015 that she was under investigation for "inappropriate conduct with a student."

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