School District Speaks Out About Teacher Involved Accident

Reported by: Deanne Coffin
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Updated: 6/26/2014 3:32 pm
 Many are concerned about Smith still teaching children in the school district after she was convicted with her first D-U-I back in November of 2011 in Farmington Utah, and then just 3 months later she was convicted of her second D-U-I, both of which were alcohol related, and now she is facing charges on a 3rd felony D-U-I while driving under the influence of prescription drugs. School District 25 Shelley Allen said they go through a process for hiring employees where they submit all of their credentials.

"And then we require a criminal background check on all of our employees and then if everything is okay then we can make the decision to hire,” says Shelley Allen, Community Relations and Communications for School District 25.

School district 25 says they do, do a criminal background check when they first hire employees but they don't do initial drug testing or random drug testing unless the employee will be driving a vehicle.

"Like our bus drivers, but we do not drug test our employees,” says Allen.

According to Allen, anytime they have a personnel issue, they do a thorough investigation and collect all the facts pertinent to whatever the issue is and then they base their decision on how they deal with that employee and the incident based on the outcome of that investigation.

"We are in the process of doing that investigation with the accident that happened at Edahow,” says Allen.

Allen says they cannot comment on her future employment with the district, pending the outcome of the charges and the internal investigation.

"Those things will have something to enter into it, but it will be our own internal investigation that we will make decisions based on her employment,” concluded Allen.

KPVI tried to reach out to Amy Smith, but she did not return calls.

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