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Centre suspends coach, won’t say why

Staff writer

Centre schools has suspended a pre-kindergarten aide who also helps coach junior high volleyball but won’t say what happened.

Minutes from the school board’s Sept. 13 meeting show that board member Terry Deines moved and Thieen Antoszyk seconded that the board suspend Jalen Studstill for two games and write the parents and students an apology letter.

Neither school board members nor superintendent Larry Geist would say why the district suspended Studstill. When told that readers might think the worst, Geist said: “They can think the worst. This is a personnel matter.”

Geist later emailed the Record asking that reporters not call school board members or administrators.

“You know we can’t comment on personnel issues so please respect that,” Geist said in the email.

The Kansas Open Records Act allows — but does not require — personnel records to be exempt from the law.

Last modified Sept. 22, 2022