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HISD considers resignation deal with teacher who made controversial comments
by Ericka Mellon
The Houston school board is scheduled to consider a settlement Thursday that would require the resignation of a third-grade teacher accused of making bigoted and anti-Muslim remarks on a public access television show.
Angela Box, who declined to comment Monday, has remained in the classroom at Daily Elementary in west Houston since complaints against her surfaced in mid-November. Houston Independent School District officials previously said they respected First Amendment rights and were handling complaints from parents individually.
But a school board meeting agenda posted Monday includes a possible vote on a resignation and release agreement with Box. Such agreements typically require the employee to resign while the district agrees to pay part or all of the employee's salary for the rest of the school year.
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