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School board OKs firing security guard
It only took 12 minutes behind closed doors for the Central Kitsap School District Board of Directors to decide to fire Andrew Alfred Jr. Alfred, a former basketball coach and security officer at Klahowya Secondary School, is currently in Kitsap County Jail awaiting trial after pleading not guilty of sexual misconduct in Kitsap County Superior Court on Dec. 14.
The decision to terminate his employment came after a closed-door session. The decision was made during open session but, as per federal Open Meetings law, the discussion took place behind closed doors.
Public boards like the CKSD board of directors may go into executive session to discuss individual employees, real estate transactions and litigation. School districts also can discuss individual students in executive session.
Alfred was accused of and has admitted to having a consensual sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student at Klahowya Secondary School, according to Kitsap County Sheriffs reports.
He was arrested on Dec. 9.
Alfreds trial date is set for Wednesday, Feb. 2. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. His bail is currently set at $25,000.
He had been a CKSD