The district reassigned Jonathan Kuehnle from his position of high school principal to non-specified administrative duties this evening.
In an email message to high school staff, Interim Superintendent Stephen Wilkins stated that Kuehnle “requested and was granted reassignment from the High School” today and that Dr. David Glasner will serve as interim principal until the end of the school year.
“Mr. Kuehnle will now perform agreed-upon administrative duties with the District through the end of his contract, which expires at the end of the school year,” the email stated.
Glasner, former middle school principal, became substitute principal when Kuehnle was placed on administrative leave Nov. 1. At the time, a reason for this change in assignment was not given.
“We cannot provide any additional information, as this is a personnel matter,” Wilkins stated in an email sent to faculty that day. Word of Kuehnle’s leave reached students and staff before Wilkins’ email, resulting in confusion.
The Shakerite filed a public records request for Kuehnle’s Shaker personnel file and and any disciplinary documents Dec. 31.
Kuehnle’s reassignment comes as the Board of Education gears up the search for a new superintendent. Wilkens’ email to the faculty stated that the district will post the principal opening soon and that “the specific details about the High School principal search will be shared with staff and the community as soon as possible, but no later than Feb. 15.”
The Shakerite will continue to cover this story as it develops.