CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - A Charlotte County teacher will never be allowed to teach in the state again after the Department of Education revoked his teaching certificate.
In 2011, Jeff Spires was accused of letting students bribe him for better grades while he was a math teacher at Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda. A spokesman for the Charlotte County School District said there was paper money clipped to some of the quizzes he graded.
The report from the Florida Department of Education says Spires admitted to the allegations and the district placed him on unpaid administrative leave. Spires resigned in November of 2011.
Spires was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in June of 2011. He later pleaded no contest to the charge and was adjudicated guilty.