WEST BRANCH — A substitute teacher who pleaded guilty to being drunk at an eastern Iowa school has lost her state license.
The Iowa Board of Education Examiners suspended the teaching license of 60-year-old Kiaya Rickard-Urban for a minimum of two years. She can then apply for reinstatement.
Rickard-Urban had a blood alcohol content of 0.192 when tested at West Branch High School in West Branch in October 2016.
Students had reported to administrators that Richard-Urban smelled of alcohol and wasn’t acting right.
Court documents say Rickard-Urban pleaded guilty in December to first-offense public intoxication. She received a suspended jail sentence, a year of probation and was ordered to undergo substance abuse evaluation and treatment.