Complaints dismissed against Leyton superintendent

DALTON, NE — A school official in the Panhandle who has been on administrative leave since January could return to work soon. 

Leyton superintendent Chris Geary told News Channel Nebraska Wednesday the complaints filed against him have been dismissed. He said they were dismissed under a "Non-public sanction," meaning they will not appear on his record.

Geary said he has reached out to the district about scheduling a special meeting to reinstate him to the position. 

"I hope to return to work soon," Geary said. 

The Leyton School Board's next meeting is on Monday, May 10. This is a regularly scheduled meeting and not a special meeting. NCN contacted the district Wednesday to learn what was on the agenda for the upcoming meeting. 

Currently, there is no item related to reinstating Geary on the agenda. It should be noted that the agenda has not been updated since April 27 and could change before the meeting. 

When reached for comment on the subject, Leyton School Board president Suzy Ernest said no vote has been taken on the matter yet and said she could not comment further. 

Ernest initially placed Geary on paid administrative leave in January. No reason has been given as to why Geary was put on leave and two Leyton School Board members have resigned in that time.

Chuck Bunner has been serving as superintendent in the interim.