Former Algona, Iowa Teacher And Coach Suspected Of Being Drunk At School Has License Suspended0
This week, it was announced that a former Algona High School math teacher, who was accused of being intoxicated at school, had his licenses suspended. The former teacher also served as the school’s track and cross-country coach. He was accused of being intoxicated at school earlier this year.
Earlier this month, the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners ordered Chad Ahlers’ teaching and coaching licenses to be suspended for two years. He will also be required to complete a 15-hour ethics course. Ahlers ultimately admitted that he had been struggling with depression and alcohol use. In a statement to the Globe Gazette, Ahlers stated the following.
“I am sorry my friends, family and coworkers have had to deal with this publicly. I am thankful for those that stuck by my side.”
Administrative documents show that the BOEE received an ethical complaint against Ahlers on May 12. It was later determined that the 46-year-old was under the influence of alcohol while at work at the Algona High School. At the time, the teacher’s blood alcohol level was above the legal driving limit.
Ahlers resigned the same day. Since the situation was handled internally, no criminal charges were filed.