Monroe High School athletic director put on paid leave

What you need to know: Tuesday
Dave Hirsbrunner

Monroe High School’s athletic director has been put on paid leave during an investigation into his conduct.

School board members say Dave Hirsbrunner has been on administrative leave since Nov. 6, but wouldn’t say why or for how long, simply calling it a personnel issue.

School Board President Bob Erb said the issue does not involve student contact.

Monroe’s police chief said there is no criminal investigation into Hirsbrunner at this time.

Hirsbrunner’s wife, Cory, is the school district administrator for Monroe.

A lawyer for the district said they are taking a look at whether she poses a conflict of interest in the investigation. Erb said so far she has had nothing to do with the investigation.

This is the second time Hirsbrunner has faced scrutiny. Last year, police cited him for leaving the scene of an early-morning crash outside New Glarus. They found his car between bales of hay at a nearby gas station.