Teachers dating former students after graduation
These laws do not apply when the student and staff member are married.
makes it a class D crime if a teacher, employee, or other official having authority over a student has sexual conduct with a student who is a minor.
Taber, 44, who has been reassigned to the Santa Clara Unified School District office during the school district investigation, declined to comment about the woman.
Mark Fredkin, Taber’s attorney, did not return calls from the Mercury News.
The Santa Clara principal under investigation for allegedly ignoring warnings about a teacher’s inappropriate relationship with a female student had his own relationship with a teenage girl after she graduated from the San Jose high school where he was teaching at the time.
The former San Jose High Academy student, now a 35-year-old, told the Mercury News she began dating Harold “Tab” Taber about six to eight weeks after her 1991 graduation.
The woman said she met Taber on campus toward the end of her senior year and that he was not one of her teachers.