The Shakerite

Kuehnle Placed on Administrative Leave

Interim Superintendent Stephen Wilkins announced the decision in an email to parents and staff

Shaker+Heights+High+School+Principal+Jonathan+Kuehnle+speaks+with+community+members%2C+parents%2C+students+and+staff+on+March+7%2C+2016.+Kuehnle%27s+placement+on+leave+was+announced+in+an+email+sent+to+parents+and+staff+this+evening.
Back to Article
Back to Article

Kuehnle Placed on Administrative Leave

Shaker Heights High School Principal Jonathan Kuehnle speaks with community members, parents, students and staff on March 7, 2016. Kuehnle's placement on leave was announced in an email sent to parents and staff this evening.

Shaker Heights High School Principal Jonathan Kuehnle speaks with community members, parents, students and staff on March 7, 2016. Kuehnle's placement on leave was announced in an email sent to parents and staff this evening.

The Shakerite

Shaker Heights High School Principal Jonathan Kuehnle speaks with community members, parents, students and staff on March 7, 2016. Kuehnle's placement on leave was announced in an email sent to parents and staff this evening.

The Shakerite

The Shakerite

Shaker Heights High School Principal Jonathan Kuehnle speaks with community members, parents, students and staff on March 7, 2016. Kuehnle's placement on leave was announced in an email sent to parents and staff this evening.

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Principal Jonathan Kuehnle has been placed on administrative leave, according to an email sent this afternoon by Interim Superintendent Stephen Wilkins to parents and staff.

A reason for the change in assignment was not given. “We cannot provide any additional information, as this is a personnel matter,” Wilkins stated in the email.

Mr. David Glasner, former middle school principal, will assume the position of substitute high school principal starting Nov. 2, according to the message.

Glasner will serve in this position until the conclusion of Kuehnle’s review. Glasner is currently executive director of curriculum and instruction.

Kuehnle has been absent from the high school yesterday and today, though the email from Wilkins did not specify when he was placed on leave. Word about his status reached students and staff before the administration released the statement, resulting in confusion.

“In every class I’ve been in so far, someone has brought it up,” junior Silver Barker said. “It seems like the teachers just don’t pay attention because they don’t know anything. We always ask the teachers, and they don’t know, even sometimes less than we thought. Everyone would just make up rumors. Some may be true, some not, we don’t really know.”

Sophomore Jood Alharbi said, “They should just come out and say the truth. They should have an assembly or an announcement. It’s going around, and people are making up their own rumors.”

“If we’re unaware,” Barker said, “I don’t think that’s fair to the teachers, students or administration.”

Kuehnle’s absence and temporary replacement comes as the Board of Education gears up to search for a new superintendent. He is the third high school employee to be placed on leave in the last month. English teacher Jody Podl remains on leave announced Oct. 19, and former head football coach Jarvis Gibson resigned after being placed on leave Oct. 23. 

The Shakerite will continue to cover this story as it develops.

Web Managing Editor Ellie Vahey contributed reporting.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Comment using your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL or Hotmail account

comments

Leave a Comment

Comment above using your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL or Hotmail account. If you don't have an account with any of these websites, you can comment below with your full name and a valid email address.




*

Navigate Left
  • Kuehnle Placed on Administrative Leave

    INVESTIGATIONS

    How Much is Too Much?

  • Kuehnle Placed on Administrative Leave

    CAMPUS & CITY

    Study Circles Are to Continue

  • Kuehnle Placed on Administrative Leave

    CAMPUS & CITY

    Van Aken District Aims to Enrich Shaker

  • Kuehnle Placed on Administrative Leave

    CAMPUS & CITY

    Kuehnle Reassigned to Administrative Duties

  • Kuehnle Placed on Administrative Leave

    CAMPUS & CITY

    District Releases Podl Investigation Documents

  • Kuehnle Placed on Administrative Leave

    CAMPUS & CITY

    Students and Staff Show Solidarity for Aisha Fraser

  • Kuehnle Placed on Administrative Leave

    CAMPUS & CITY

    SHTA, District Fail to Resolve Podl Grievance

  • Kuehnle Placed on Administrative Leave

    CAMPUS & CITY

    A Week of Kindness in the Wake of Sadness

  • Kuehnle Placed on Administrative Leave

    CAMPUS & CITY

    District Decision Makes McBurney’s Opportunity a Department’s Challenge

  • Kuehnle Placed on Administrative Leave

    CAMPUS & CITY

    SGORR Aims to Improve the Conversation

Navigate Right
The award-winning Shaker Heights High School student news organization
Kuehnle Placed on Administrative Leave