MELBOURNE, Florida – A Brevard County Public Schools teacher was placed on 2 years probation and received a letter of reprimand following a settlement to an administrative complaint where the Florida Department of Education alleged that he had inappropriately touched female 8th-Grade female students.
According to the complaint, Jeffrey M. Kelly was teaching Science at Stone Middle School in Melbourne, Florida, during the 2019-2020 school year when he allegedly hugged, touched the female student’s heads and/or rubbed their shoulders and backs and said “I love you” or similar words to that effect.
Kelly settled the complaint by neither admitting nor denying the allegations.
Disciplinary actions against Florida Teachers slowed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and created a backlog.
For more Brevard County teacher discipline actions, visit the Brevard County Public Schools Teacher Disciplinary Database on Brevard Times.