Long time WCPS superintendent retires

A little more than a month after taking a break, Wolf Creek Public Schools Superintendent Larry Jacobs is leaving.

A little more than a month after taking a break, Wolf Creek Public Schools Superintendent Larry Jacobs is leaving.

Jacobs tendered his resignation, effective immediately, on Friday, April 15 as the superintendent for Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS).

He had held the job for nearly 13 years and the board of trustees thanked him for his dedication during that time.

“As superintendent, Dr. Jacobs was instrumental in developing innovative initiatives and programs designed to support our students and staff. His work in developing our Excellent Learning Environments model, coaching model and strong focus on building teacher capacity represented this passion and dedication,” said WCPS board chair Trudy Bratland in an email.

“Dr. Jacobs also brought a strong understanding of educational research to his work and was always focused on utilizing this information to guide our directions. His visionary leadership will be missed in WCPS and we sincerely wish him well in his retirement plans.”

Jayson Lovell will continue as the division’s acting superintendent, a job he was handed at the end of February when it was learned Jacobs had been granted an indefinite leave of absence.

Since then, trustees held two special meetings to look into a personnel matter and formed a sub-committee to further investigate and possibly resolve the issue. Trustees have just one employee the superintendent and had also talked to their legal counsel regarding the topic.

When asked how the board feel’s about this outcome and what the plans are for the future, Bratland stated trustees as a board have not yet discussed any of those issues and therefore she wasn’t at liberty to comment on those topics.

Jacobs could not be contacted for comment.