Michele Taylor's hearing to get her job back is over
YAKIMA, Wash- The hearing for Michele Taylor to get her job back is over. Taylor is fighting the East Valley School District's move to fire her after she was accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student and sending him and another student sexual text messages.
A lawyer for the school district told KNDO that the hearing ended October 1st. He said both sides must now file briefs explaining their evidence by October 22. The judge will then take as much as a week to decide whether to give Taylor her job back. The decision will be final.
In June Taylor was acquitted on the criminal charges of having inappropriate contact with a minor. However the school district maintains that Taylor violated school policy by texting a student. Taylor says she was trying to help the boys. The P. E. teacher has been on paid since November while she appeals the decision.
Taylor has not returned requests for comment but she said this after her acquittal in June: "I want to get back to my teaching. I've been sitting at home waiting for this for over a year, so I would love nothing more than to go back."