Harrisonville superintendent’s son resigns amid allegations of inappropriate contact

Joe Dahman
Joe Dahman

Joe Dahman, the son of Harrisonville School District Superintendent Frank Dahman, has resigned amid an investigation into inappropriate contact with a student.

Days after the district became aware of the allegations, Joe Dahman’s resignation was accepted unanimously by the Harrisonville Board of Education, according to a draft of the meeting minutes.

The closed meeting was held Sept. 6.

Before resigning, Joe Dahman had begun his third year at the high school, where he was hired as a support staff member about a month after his father’s hire was announced by the district, in the spring of 2015.

His position is listed on the district’s site as in-school suspension and focus facilitator. He was also an assistant football and wrestling coach.

An email to Joe Dahman’s account as listed on the district’s site bounced back because the address could not be found.

Joe Dahman’s social media accounts have been deactivated.

Frank Dahman has not responded to requests for comment.

Joe Dahman was a graduate of Harrisonville High.

He was married in mid-July, according to Cass County records. He was 26 at the time of his marriage.

Joe Dahman was placed on administrative leave Aug. 25. The Harrisonville Police Department is investigating allegations of misconduct with a student.

No charges have been filed against Joe Dahman at this time.

Max Londberg: 816-234-4378, @MaxLondberg