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Centre USD terminates contract of Centre ag teacher

Staff writer

In a special meeting Thursday, the Centre board of education passed a resolution to terminate the contract of ag teacher Cherie Trieb.

Superintendent Brian Smith said afterward that Trieb would be notified by mail of the action and could ask for a hearing, after which the board will take final action.

Trieb said Sept. 9 that she was suspended without pay that morning and was no longer teaching at the school.

She said her license expired Sept. 8, but she had sent a renewal application to the state that had not yet been processed. She said she knew no other reason the board would have taken the action other than not having a current license.

Smith said he tries to keep tabs on teachers’ licenses and reminds teachers to allow six to eight weeks to get a license renewed. He gave no other reason for the suspension.

“I’m a straight shooter, and I follow correct procedures,” he said.

Last modified Sept. 18, 2014