A former Zephyr teacher is free on $75,000 bond after turning herself in at the Brown County Jail Thursday on a warrant for improper relationship between educator and student.
    Brown County Jail records identified the former teacher as Freya McCleery, 37, of Early. Zephyr school board members voted in August to non-renew McCleery’s contract for the 2017-’18 school year.
    Sheriff Vance Hill said in August the sheriff’s office was investing an alleged improper relationship between a female teacher and a male student that occurred during the 2016-’17 school year in the Zephyr school district.
    Zephyr Superintendent Stanton Marwitz said earlier via email he was notified in July of “an alleged inappropriate relationship between an employee and a former student of Zephyr ISD that was alleged to have occurred when the student was enrolled in ZISD.”
    Marwitz said he contacted Child Protective Services, the State Board of Educator Certification and the sheriff’s office.
    The employee was immediately placed on administrative leave and the school board held a meeting to propose termination and nonrenewal of the employee’s contract.
    Minutes of the Aug. 28 board meeting reflect a school board member’s motion to non-renew McCleery’s contract “after considering the most recent evaluations” of McCleery.