Oregon Trail Middle School’s top administrators will not return to the Olathe school, according to letter sent to parents on Wednesday afternoon.
Principal Anne Hawks and Assistant Principal Steve Skoczek will be replaced by other administrators while the district searches for new leadership, Jim McMullen, executive director of general administration, wrote to parents.
The reason for Hawks and Skoczek’s abrupt departure was not disclosed and Olathe officials said Thursday they could not provide further information.
“We can’t comment on personnel issues,” spokesman Cody Kennedy said.
Kennedy said he did not expect a further update to parents.
Olathe Police Department spokesman Logan Bonney said the police were not involved with the administrative changes.
“This is strictly a school district matter,” Bonney said.
The letter to Oregon Trail Middle School parents read:
Dear Oregon Trail parents,
We wanted to make you aware of some administrative…