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Woodbridge School Superintendent is Out on December 1

John Crowe will be leaving his superintendent post, but not the Woodbridge school district.


Woodbridge Schools Superintendent John Crowe will be officially leaving his position as superintendent on December 1, but he won't be leaving Woodbridge.

The superintendent, who was a former school principal before he was superintendent, will be returning to that job in the school district.

The Woodbridge Board of Education announced last week at a BOE meeting that they would be opening up a search for a new superintendent for the school district. 

Crowe said at the meeting that he declined to reapply for his superintendent position, although the board invited him to do so.

Crowe will not be leaving the district, said BOE attorney Jonathan Busch. 

The superintendent will "return as an elementary school principal," Busch said.

So far, though, there is no indication what school Crowe will be in charge of.

The ouster of Crowe follows a round of cheating scandals throughout the district at schools from elementary to high school level. In August, three teachers and two principals were suspended in the wake of a state investigation of cheating on standardized tests.

That followed the sudden resignation of the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in early August.

The BOE "has a lot on its plate," Busch said. That includes more than just the superintendent search, since the investigations into cheating in the district isn't over.

The board also intends to put together a 'corrective action plan' to make sure that cheating doesn't happen again.

At this point, "it's not clear what the board will decided to do. They are having extensive discussions with respect to the direction they'll take in the next few months," Busch said.

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Al McDorman September 27, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Some people care about presidential races, but on the local level it always seems to be the fallout of apathy.
Gordo K September 27, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Maybe he knows of a skeleton or two in the BOE's closet.
defrauded September 28, 2012 at 12:46 PM
he will help the primary school kids cheat now an experienced in this art
defrauded September 28, 2012 at 12:48 PM
i agree
Kay Smith September 29, 2012 at 02:12 AM
Couldnt agree with you more Kansas. This district is a disgrace. How dare they get rid of the others and not Crowe. Well, I hope if those teachers lose their teaching licenses they sue the BOE and Crowe because he is just as guilty if not more. They cheated under his command which he new about! What possible reasonable explanation can they give for keeping him in the district AND keeping his high salary! What a disgrace. His own girlfriend was cheating, you can't tell me he didn't know and now all of a sudden she is claiming innocence. To late, you already admitted it!

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