CMS suspends Superintendent Clayton Wilcox

The school district announced Monday that Superintendent Clayton Wilcox is suspended with pay. Chief Engagement Officer/Ombudsman Earnest Winston will serve as acting superintendent.

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Clayton Wilcox (Photo: Courtesy of CMS)

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has suspended Superintendent Clayton Wilcox with pay, a school official confirmed on Monday. No further details were provided.

CMS Chief Engagement Officer/Ombudsman Earnest Winston will serve as acting superintendent during Wilcox’ suspension.

“CMS can confirm that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education has suspended Superintendent Clayton Wilcox. The suspension goes into effect today and Dr. Wilcox will continue to receive his salary while suspended,” CMS said in a statement. “CMS remains focused on the priorities that matter most – our students, teaching and learning in every school as we look forward to the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Because this is a personnel matter, we cannot provide further details at this time.”

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