The following was included in TCTA's 2016-17 Survival Guide, the ultimate reference tool for Texas educators, and is current as of September 2016 but is subject to change.
The information below is for information purposes only, and is not intended to substitute for advice from an attorney.
In addition to teaching, he coached several sports and supervised the weight room during non-school hours.
Mattingly also was the track coach for the Arlington School District from 2011 to 2015, and in the past has volunteered as a track coach for Seattle University.
Sexual contact or indecent exposure with a minor is a felony that requires the perpetrator to register as a sex offender.
It also is a felony for a teacher to engage in a sexual relationship with a student, even if that student is of the legal age of consent.
The teacher here is the older one, and is the one people are going to be judging; not the high school student.
This prohibition includes students enrolled in schools where the teacher isn’t employed.
A school district must complete an investigation into allegations of educator misconduct, even if the educator resigns from the school district.
Prosecutors declined to file charges because the former student reported she was 18 and had graduated before the relationship started.
Mattingly, who is married, has denied any wrongdoing. The Lake Stevens School District has an ongoing internal investigation, attorney Pat Buchanan said.
In addition, the state superintendent’s office is reviewing Mattingly’s teaching license.