According to Leavenworth Unified School District 453 officials, former Leavenworth High boys’ basketball coach Larry Hogan may have technically not lost his job yet.
But Hogan said he has been led to believe he has.
Through email exchanges with USD 453’s Director of Public Relations Jake Potter, it was confirmed that a listing for the head boys’ basketball job at the school had not been posted as of last Wednesday and remained so on Monday.
Hogan told the Leavenworth Times that he was told that his job was to be posted March 19 after being relieved of his coaching duties March 15. He said he was told his teaching position would be absorbed starting in the fall.
Potter said via email that “the Board of Education approves all district personnel action during their monthly business meetings including appointments, transfers, resignations, retirements and terminations. Once official, staffing reports are immediately made available (and shared with the Leavenworth Times).”
School board member Douglas Darling said in response to an inquiry from the Leavenworth Times that, “No official action has been taken by the BOE in regards to Mr. Hogan.”
Hogan confirmed that he was told that he was no longer the coach of the team after meeting with Leavenworth High School Principal Christina Lentz and Athletic Director James Vanek.
When asked if the board needs to approve a firing before an employee is informed of a decision, the Leavenworth Times received no comment from the school district.
The next USD 453 school board meeting is April 18.
The school district also cannot release any type of statement regarding Hogan’s time at the school or current status since no official action has taken place regarding Hogan’s standing at the school.
“Due to issues related to employee confidentiality, the district cannot comment related to individual personnel matters,” Potter said in an email.