State education board to consider revoking certificate of teacher involved in sex scandal

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will consider permanently revoking the certificate of a Destrehan High School teacher, Shelley Dufresne,  for having sex with a 16-year-old student.

The board meets Aug. 11.

Dufresne forfeited her teaching certificate in an April 9 plea agreement that allowed her to avoid a trial and jail.

The board’s policy is that teachers convicted of a felony will have their certificates revoked unless they can prove they were not convicted of the crime.

Dufresne was sentenced to 90 days in a mental health facility. If she fails to complete the mental health program by the end of August, she must report to the St. Charles Parish jail Sept. 1 to serve the remainder of her time.

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