PHS teacher granted 'conditional return' to class

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 at 04:26 PM.

A Ponce de Leon High School teacher has been allowed to return to her classroom after being placed on paid administrative leave while an investigation was conducted regarding an alleged incident in which the teacher bullied and mock a student who had a learning disability.

Krystal Prevatt, a reading teacher at PHS, was placed on leave last week after a parent alleged she mocked and videoed her son, a student in Prevatt’s remedial reading class.

While Holmes County Superintendent of Schools Eddie Dixon could not discuss the allegations or investigation, he did state Prevatt’s return to the classroom was a conditional one.

“Ms. Prevatt is being officially reprimanded for her conduct,” said Dixon Friday, April 18. “She is being conditionally reinstated to her teaching position. Ms. Prevatt is being returned to the classroom today and will be closely monitored.”

Dixon went on to say the investigation regarding Prevatt’s conduct has been concluded and will not become public record until the end of the month.

“The investigation regarding the conduct of Ms. Prevatt has been concluded,” said the superintendent. “This is now a disciplinary matter, and under Florida law … since information that is derogatory to Ms. Prevatt will be placed in her personnel file, the disciplinary documents will not be subject to public records inspection until ten days after Ms. Prevatt is notified. Notification to Ms. Prevatt should take place today.”

Attempts to reach Prevatt for comment were unsuccessful.

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