The state of Iowa has temporarily suspended the teaching license of a former Andrew Community School District employee after she allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a student while employed as a cheerleader sponsor by Bellevue Community School District.
The teacher, Megan Fischer, waived her right to a disciplinary hearing and accepted a written reprimand, as well as the three-year suspension of her teaching license, according to information recently made public by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.
Board records alleged that Fischer allowed a student to spend the night at her home on at least two occasions.
The investigation also found Fischer was involved in a car accident earlier this year with a student in her vehicle. However, she did not tell the school district or the student’s parents about the accident.
Fischer was working for Bellevue Schools when her actions took place.
Under the terms of Fisher’s settlement agreement with the state, she will keep her teaching license after the three-year suspension if she undergoes a mental health evaluation and takes part in a teacher ethics course.
Fischer also worked as a teacher in the Andrew Community School District but is no longer employed there.
Bellevue Superintendent Tom Meyer, told media outlets that Fischer resigned from the district several months ago, but added he could not comment on “personnel matters.”
The Bellevue School Board approved Fisher’s resignation last February.