GERING, NE — A school district in the panhandle has placed one of its administrators on leave. 

In a letter dated Friday, Dec. 10, Gering Public Schools said Gering High School Principal Rocky Schneider was placed on administrative leave on Monday, Dec. 6. 

"We know this absence creates questions among students and parents," the district said in the letter. "Just as we've done throughout this entire week, we plan to continue to educate students and finish the semester off strong."

The district says in the letter they will not comment further on Schneider's situation as it is a personnel matter. 

They did state in the letter they are working with building administrators and staff to provide additional support to ensure regular school operations continue. 

"As always, please know that going forward our priority is to continue the important and meaningful work of education with the least of amount of disruption as possible," the district wrote. 

Schneider is in his third year as principal of Gering High School. Before Gering, he held the same position at Brush High School in Colorado, according to his LinkedIn profile.