On Tuesday, prosecutors in Linn County charged Chris Kleidosty, currently superintendent of the Tonganoxie Unified School District, with failing to report a teacher’s having sex with a student.
Also charged with the same offense was Tim Weis, principal at Prairie View High School in La Cygne, Kan. The two administrators allegedly knew knew Prairie View English teacher and coach Keaton Krell was having sexual relations with students and did not respond appropriately.
As it happens, the Tonganoxie district hired Kleidosty nine months ago on the same day Krell was arrested. “Chris came in here as a selection from the board to continue pushing us forward,” school board member Dan Hopkins told KCTV-5. “We were shocked that he was arrested.”
Before Prairie View, Kleidosty was principal at Marysville High School. He also taught science and coached at Washburn Rural in Topeka and Atchison Middle School. He has a bachelor’s in secondary education and a master’s in educational leadership from Kansas State University.
Kleidosty has a wife and three children.