HOUSTON -- The north Harris County charter school where a teacher was caught on tape beating a student has been cited for noncompliance dozens of time by the state's regulatory agency.
The teacher, Sheri Lynn Davis, was fired this week after the cell phone video was released to the media.
While school officials say the beating was an isolated incident, 11 News has found that the school for at-risk kids has been under the microscope for unrelated citations.
The Texas EducationAgency appointed a special monitor to Jamie's House Charter School, 17406 Bamwood Dr.,in March. According to the agency's monthly progress report, the school failed to fix many of its 27 areas of noncompliance.
Those areas include problems with teacher certification, attendance and participation in the TAKS test.
TEA spokesperson DeEtta Culvertson said the special monitor wouldn't have been necessary if the school had complied more quickly with its corrective action plan, which was submitted last year.
School spokesperson Sue Davis said administrators were working on the changes. She pointed out that they had until July to adapt to the stricter rules -- and the school has not been penalized for any violations.
The changes are meant to enhance education in the classroom, Davis said.
The TEA's progress report did state that follow-up visits have been scheduled for May and June.