Avery Teacher Under Investigation for Illegal Appropriation of Funds

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A press released issued today by the Avery ISD notified the public of possible illegal actions within the school district. The press release reads;

Avery Independent School District recently discovered information regarding alleged illegal appropriation and/or expenditures of student activity funds. As a result, an investigation is currently underway.

Given the seriousness of the allegations, Avery ISD would like to reassert the District's foremost commitment to ensuring that all business operation are supportive of the instructional goals and objectives of the district. Moreover, Avery ISD expects each individual educator and employee to conduct oneself with integrity and to be a model of excellence for students.

As a final matter, the District will continue to investigate the matter, as well as to ensure compliance with all laws and Board policies.

The Tribune has learned that the teacher in question is longtime Avery ISD teacher, Brooke Jackson. Jackson has been suspended pending the investigation.

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