PLAINVILLE, Kan. (AP) Voters in a north-central Kansas school district have the chance to recall a longtime school board member when they go to the polls next week.
Voters in the Plainville School District will decide Tuesday if Darlene Jones should be recalled from the school board where she’s served for 33 years.
The Salina Journal reports that the recall petition alleges Jones “committed misconduct in office” and accuses her of “verbally assaulting and committing battery upon” former Plainville principal Troy Keiswetter. Members of the recall committee say such actions are forbidden in a school setting.
Jones denies the allegations and says she only had a disagreement with Keiswetter, who’s now a principal at McLouth High School. Keiswetter declined comment.
Plainville is about 30 miles north of Hays.