School board reinstates teacher fired for teaching while intoxicated
GREELEY, Colo. — A veteran school teacher who was fired for teaching while intoxicated has been reinstated by Greeley-Evans School District 6, the district confirmed Thursday.
Glennis Hughes, who had taught in the district for 23 years before the incident, was fired in late May. The school board voted unanimously this week to reinstate her. A spokesperson declined to provide any further details on the decision.
On May 8 of this year, staffers at Billie Martinez Elementary School reported fourth-grade teacher Hughes appeared to be drunk on the job. After she agreed to be breathalyzed by the school security officer, her blood alcohol level was measured at 0.132 percent.
That level of intoxication — significantly above the .08 percent DUI limit — produces major physical and mental impairment in most people.
Hughes will not return to the same school, but will remain in the district, the Greeley Tribune reported.