Andrews ISD Special Needs Teacher Resigns

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ANDREWS - New information on a story we first broke on NewsWest 9. The Andrews ISD special needs teacher accused by parents of abuse has put turned in her formal resignation to the district.

The Andrews School Board voted to terminate Terri Ragland's contract earlier this year after she was accused of abusing her special needs students at Clearfork Elementary after parents had come forward with tape recordings of the alleged abuse.

Ragland was on paid leave and awaiting a hearing that was scheduled for next week to appeal the board's decision.

However, she chose to resign on Friday morning.

Ragland's resignation will conclude the Andrews School District's involvement in the saga.

The Texas Education Agency still has her licenses under review and say they are still waiting to take action.

We are also waiting to hear what the results of the Andrews Police Department and Child Protective Services investigations.

NewsWest 9 did speak with one parent who said they are happy she will no longer work for the district but are awaiting the other agencies actions.

Stay with NewsWest 9 as we will continue to follow the story.