The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is set to permanently revoke a teaching certificate for Kimberly Naquin, the Destrehan teacher who in March pleaded guilty to charges stemming from having sex with an underage student.

The issue is slated to come up at an educator effectiveness committee board meeting on April 18, according to an agenda released by BESE over the weekend.

The relationship began in October 2014, when the student was 16, and ended when one of the girl's relatives called authorities to report the relationship in January 2016.

Naquin, a former history teacher at Destrehan High School, pleaded guilty March 13 to carnal knowledge of a juvenile and prohibited sexual contact between a teacher and student.

The 27-year-old former teacher avoided prison time when Judge June Berry Darensburg of 24th Judicial District Court suspended her five-year sentence for the first charge and her six month-sentence for the second.

Instead, she will remain on active probation for five years and will have to register as a sex offender for 15 years.

According to BESE, the Louisiana Department of Education in March notified Naquin that her teaching certificate had been suspended, after she pleaded guilty. Revocation proceedings were scheduled then for April.

BESE policy mandates that her license be revoked unless Naquin was to present documentation that she did not plead guilty to the crime, or present documentation that her conviction has been reversed, the agenda said.

"This revocation is for an offense for which certification reinstatement/issuance will never be considered," it stated.


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