(TAMPA TRIBUNE) — BROOKSVILLE, Florida — Erin Cougill, the West Hernando Middle School teacher who made headlines after showing up drunk at school in December, will be back in the classroom next year, pending evaluations of an addiction expert.

A split Hernando County School Board approved the agreement with Cougill, which was recommended by Schools Superintendent Lori Romano, who previously recommended her termination.

Cougill will have a job in the 2014-15 school year if the addiction expert states that she has met requirements of a substance-abuse or addiction program no later than Aug. 1.

Cougill was suspended without pay after the Dec. 11 incident, when she admitted that she went to school under the influence of alcohol.

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