Shepherd Public Schools Superintendent Scott Carter was placed on administrative leave with pay late last week for conduct that violated school district policy.
On Sunday, Carter addressed those allegations in a letter on the Shepherd High School Facebook page.
He stated that he "violated the trust of the community by showing up at work Thursday morning smelling like alcohol."
Carter wrote that he "was drinking late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning."
When he showed up to work that morning a staff member thought they smelled alcohol and he admitted in the letter that he "did in fact have alcohol on his breath."
Carter said he realizes that he has a problem "bigger than himself" and immediately sought treatment and counseling. He went on to say that he has never drank at work in his 25-plus year career, and promised to accept any sanctions but prays that he is allowed to continue to lead the Shepherd School District.