Is Collinsville's School Board aware? Talk is that Athletic Director Chris Kusnerick, disciplined family and/or friends of the School Board, and THAT is why his contract will not be renewed.
Kusnerick has done so much for the community. He has been described as "courageous, a class act, hard-working, mature, fair, dedicated, moral and above reproach."
I have to ask, who has the most to gain by removing such a well-liked and respected man? It's not the children of Unit 10.
All administrators have to make unpopular decisions by enforcing rules and professional behavior. By terminating Kusnerick, board members will be sending a message to our present and future administrators: Do not enforce rules or discipline a certain few of the teaching and coaching staff for fear of alienating the School Board. The board will be tying their hands and letting the staff decide where they want to draw the line on their professional behavior; that they are untouchable.
When the Rutgers story broke recently, every newscaster on every station asked: "Why didn't the athletic director discipline the coach?" Well, in Collinsville, he might not be able to for fear of losing his job.
The school board's reputation is on the line. This reeks of dirty politics. Where is the transparency? The board is playing with this man's life and livelihood -- a man whose identity is God, family and coaching. All because of the board's family and/or friends' egos. Shame on them.