Oldham County Schools superintendent Dr. Will Wells suspended - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Oldham County Schools superintendent Dr. Will Wells suspended

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Oldham County Schools superintendent Will Wells has been suspended. Wells was suspended at a special meeting Thursday night, school board chairwoman Joyce Fletcher confirmed.

Fletcher confirmed his suspension and referred all calls to the district's attorney, Mark Fenzel.

Fenzel told us he could not say what exactly he was investigating, but said to his knowledge that Wells has not been in trouble before.

"I will be leading this investigation and I expect it to take a few weeks to complete," Fenzel said. "I can tell you that this has nothing to do with students."

The Oldham County Board of Education will appoint an interim superintendent "very soon" to help lead the district, Fenzel said.

During the meeting, Wells was told he needed to leave his badge and keys.

The board has hired Fenzel with Middleton Reutlinger to launch an investigation into Will Wells' management of district personnel, relationships with staff members and impact on staff morale, school board and community confidence in his ability to perform his job.

He was named superintendent in 2012, after previously being an assistant superintendent in Oldham County. He has worked in the district since 1996 and previously in Jefferson County Public Schools as a math and science teacher and counselor.

Oldham County is one of the highest performing districts in the state. A posting on the district's website notes the meeting was called to address a personnel matter that may involve the suspension or termination of an employee.

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