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Oldham County school board to decide fate of Superintendent Will Wells

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Oldham County Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and is expected to determine whether or not to terminate the contract of Superintendent Will Wells.

Mark Fenzel, the attorney hired by the school board to investigate Wells, confirmed to WDRB News last week he will provide the results of his investigation to the board. The meeting agenda states the meeting will take place in executive session on a "personnel manner that may lead to the discipline or termination of an employee."

Wells was suspended by the school board in June. At that point, the board hired Fenzel 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.

"It was felt that there have been some concerns regarding some decisions that our superintendent has made in terms of an interpersonal relationship," Joyce Fletcher, chairwoman of the Oldham County School board, said in June.

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Louisville attorney William Walsh had been representing Wells, but Walsh told WDRB News that he is no longer representing him.

Former chief operating officer Rick McHargue is serving as the district's interim superintendent.

Wells 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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