Hallettsville High principal placed on administrative leave

Hallettsville High School principal Russell Kowalik

Hallettsville High School principal Russell Kowalik has been placed on administrative leave, Superintendent Jo Ann Bludau confirmed Thursday.

Bludau said she was not at liberty to discuss specific personnel issues.

Calls and e-mails to school board members were either not returned, or questions were directed to Bludau. Kowalik, who is in his first year at the school, could not be reached for comment.