Sparks, BC math teacher, resigns
dMegan Sparks, 23, resigned her position from the Bridge City school district late Monday, according to Superintendent Jamey Harrison.
Harrison added that district administrators had accepted the resignation.
Sparks was placed on administrative leave Friday after officials learned of an alleged improper relationship between the teacher and a student in the district.
Evidence has been turned over to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, Harrison said. To replace the position, the administration must have school board approval for a contracted hire.
Sparks was in her first full year of teaching with the district, he said.
She was within her rights to resign under the Texas Education Code, which requires a resignation within 45 of being placed on administrative leave, Harrison said.
The resignation follows news of a former Orangefield ISD teacher facing charges and an educator’s resignation in the Little Cypress-Mauriceville district.
On April 13, an Orange County grand jury returned six indictments against 39-year-old Jennifer Lea Burton. Three indictments charge her with sexual assault and three indictments charge improper relationship between educator and student. All of the indictments contain multiple counts. Both sexual assault and improper relationship between an educator and student are second-degree felony offenses punishable from two years probation to 20 years in prison and a fine of $10,000 for each count.
Not long after that the LC-M teacher resigned. Authorities said no further investigation was warranted and charges would not likely be filed.