Jay Means
Nate Robson

EDUCATION WATCH BLOG

After resigning from the Oklahoma City Public Schools board in June to focus on his new job as principal of Woodward Middle School, Jay Means is resigning  from the middle-school job.

Means, who owns a home in Oklahoma City, said he offered his resignation to the Woodward school board because he needs to be with his family since his father is ill.

The board accepted Means’ resignation during Monday’s school board meeting.

“I had a great time in Woodward, but my father is sick,” Means said.

Woodward Superintendent Kyle Reynolds said Means’ resignation is effective on Nov. 20. Means’ will also receive $84,000 to buyout the rest of his contract.

Reynolds declined to discuss why Means is resigning, calling it a personnel matter.

Two assistant principals will fill in for Means while the district searches for a replacement.

Means resigned from the Oklahoma City school board in June after saying it was naïve of him to try and make a 280-mile round-trip commute for work in Woodward and then be back in time for school board meetings.

Means did not say what the future holds for him.

Means previously worked as an English teacher for Calumet Public Schools while on the Oklahoma City board.


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