Two Centerville School Staffers Placed on Administrative Leave


Two Centerville School staff members have been placed on administrative leave pending separate investigations, according to the school district.

In a statement released by the Centerville Community School District, allegations made against one staff member are of a personal nature involving another adult who does not work in the school district. While the issue is not school-related, the district says some of the alleged communication took place on district time.

The second employee has been placed on leave due to allegations of inappropriate behavior with a minor. The district says law enforcement has been contacted and an investigation is underway.

The Ottumwa Courier reports Ryan Hodges (left) and Matthew Kruzich are the staffers that have been placed on leave. Hodges is a counselor and the head coach of the high school’s baseball team. Kruzich teaches physical education at the high school.

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