November 30, 2015

Gilhaus sues USD 231

Danedri Thompson Former Gardner Edgerton School District Superintendent William Gilhaus has filed a lawsuit against USD 231, superintendent Pam Stranathan, and four school board members. Former executive director of educational services Christy Ziegler and former executive director of administrative services Lana Gerber are listed as co-plaintiffs. The suit, filed in Kansas District Court on Continue Reading

Former USD 231 director talks technology on TV news

Former Gardner Edgerton School District administrator, Christy Ziegler, appeared on Kansas City’s Fox 4 News on Aug. 13. The former USD 231 executive director of educational services now serves as the Shawnee Mission School District Director of Technology. All incoming freshman in the SMSD will receive Apple laptops this year. Ziegler was one of three Continue Reading

FBI interview USD 231 administrators

Debbie Hickman & Danedri Thompson Federal agents visited with USD 231 administrators, including interim-superintendent Pam Stranathan on March 11. A U.S. Department of Justice official and an official from the Kansas Department of Education signed in as guests at the front office. A former administrator, who wishes to remain anonymous, confirmed an interview with Continue Reading

School board terminates superintendent, other administrators

A narrow majority of the Gardner Edgerton School Board voted to terminate the superintendent, Bill Gilhaus; the executive director of education services, Christy Ziegler; and the executive director of human resources and administrative services, Lana Gerber. The same narrow majority, 4-3, named Pam Stranathan, director of secondary education, as interim superintendent. Four members of the Continue Reading