Central City Teacher Charged With Theft of Medication at School ResignsA Central City Grade School teacher charged with felony theft after allegedly taking medication from another staff member's purse on several occasions at the school last spring has resigned her position.
Amy Evans was the special education coordinator at Central City Grade. She had been on administrative leave at the end of the last school year.
Evans, through her attorney, has pleaded not guilty to the charge in Marion County Court and has demanded a jury trial. She was scheduled for a first appearance in court on Wednesday, but that date was moved back to September 10th.
In other action, the board hired Brian Martin as junior high math teacher. He comes from the Odin School District. Martin replaces Mary Ann Lutz, who recently retired.
The board also accepted the resignation of teachers aide Rena Ruggles, who never actually started with the district after being hired at a previous meeting. Superintendent Tim Branon says that Ruggles was offered a teaching position at another school district.
Branon says he's confident that replacements will be found for both Evans and Ruggles before the start of school on August 18th.
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