You're right, he was a first year under Kansas.
Lawrence teacher says he was fired because of his politics — Kansas LibertyLatham was in his first year of teaching at Lawrence High School but has been a teacher for almost 20 years. Prior to teaching in Kansas, Latham was a teacher in Arkansas
Well, that opens things up quite a bit. First year teachers can get terminated for all sorts of stuff. And stuff that would get the school sued if they terminated a tenure teacher for.