At November's Taylor ISD school board meeting, former employee John Wuensche addressed the board in regard to a Level III grievance of harassment and wrongful termination that was filed. The grievance was filed in August.
The district has released a statement that supports the decision to part ways with Wuensche.
"Taylor ISD has engaged its attorneys to conduct this review on its behalf of the district, and the review has affirmed the decisions made regarding Mr. Wuensche’s employment," the press release said. "Taylor ISD stands by its actions in this matter and rejects any suggestion that its actions were wrongful or contrary to law or policy."
Taylor ISD Superintendent Keith Brown said the attorney that represents the school district has been involved since the initial report and through the entire process, reviewed the situation and has affirmed the decisions made by the district.
Wuensche worked for the Taylor school district for 18 years and served as maintenance director.
In January, he was accused of selling scrap metal including copper, aluminum and iron, for a total of about $7,500. According to the arrest affidavit, this had been happening since 2011. He was allegedly selling the metal and keeping the money and used it to buy food and refreshments for other employees.
Wuensche was terminated, arrested and charged with theft by a public servant, a third-degree felony. He was taken to Williamson County Jail Jan. 15. and was released Jan. 16.
In August, Wuensche's lawyer, Chris Gunter, said the Williamson County Grand Jury thoroughly reviewed the case and elected not to formally charge him with any crimes.