He will also have to take and pass a college-level class in education ethics.
The state commission weighed the case in October sent a letter to Green on Dec. 1.
“By your actions, you have lessened the reputation of all who practice our profession,” wrote Christina Basso, a Miami-Dade County teacher who is the commission’s presiding officer. “The profession cannot condone your actions, nor can the public who employ us.”
It’s not clear what – if any – punishment Green received from the school district. The district’s offices were closed this week for the winter break, and a spokeswoman said no information about the case was immediately available.
Green, who has worked at the school for more than a decade, blamed the incident on a lapse in judgment that stemmed from his yearslong battle with chronic kidney problems.
“A month prior to this incident, I had been in a coma for two weeks,” he said in a written statement. “I returned to school before I was ready because I felt an obligation to the students, and I had a lapse in judgment as a result of going to work before I was mentally and physically well enough.”
In 2014, Green was featured in news stories as the school and students' families raised thousands of dollars for him to fly to New York for a life-saving kidney operation, thanks to a New Jersey woman who saw a story about his predicament on TV and offered to donate one of her kidneys.
The surgery was a success, according to a report by New York TV station PIX 11.