Gardner Edgerton superintendent fired

KSN News (file)
KSN News

GARDNER, Kan. (AP) — The Gardner Edgerton Board of Education has fired the district’s superintendent and two top administrators.

The board voted 4-3 Thursday night to terminate the contracts of Superintendent Bill Gilhaus, as well as Lana Gerber, executive director of human resources and administrative services, and Christy Ziegler, executive director of educational services.

Board members and district officials are declining comment, saying it’s a personnel matter.

Pam Stranathan, director of secondary education, will serve as interim superintendent.

The Gardner Edgerton School District is about 35 miles southwest of the Kansas City area and has about 5,200 students. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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