November 22, Letter from Ken Weaver

Dear Wildcat Families,

It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you that I have been placed on a medical leave by my doctor from November 23, 2022, until February 20, 2023. After much thought and reflection, I have decided to resign my position as superintendent of Oxford Community Schools with an effective date of February 21, 2023. Over the last month, my health, wellness, and my own recovery from the events of November 30th has been greatly impacted by the stress and responsibility of my position. With the deterioration of my health, I have come to understand that my own recovery path must now lead me away from Oxford Community Schools. 

Over my 19+ years with Oxford Community Schools, I believe I have made every effort to help educate and improve the lives of our students. In March of this year, I was honored to be given the opportunity to lead this school district. I knew it was going to be an almost impossible task with many difficult situations. Even then, I underestimated the toll the position would take on me. It saddens me to think that my long tenure with Oxford Community Schools will end, but I also realize it is the best for both the school district, myself, and my family. My decision will allow the new school board to select a new superintendent to lead Oxford Community Schools through the second year of its recovery and it will allow me the opportunity to heal and recover from my own experiences. I will participate in the District’s independent review before officially leaving the school district and I will continue to uphold my responsibilities in any legal proceedings. 

I am extremely proud of our staff and how they have responded to the November 30th tragedy by putting in place a comprehensive plan to address the many supports needed to help students and staff through this difficult period. By their actions, I know our staff truly loves and cares for our students. At this time I wish to express my love and care for the students, families, and staff of Oxford as well. For this reason, I have struggled with this decision. While I know the timing of this decision is at a critical time in Oxford’s recovery, I could not have foreseen the impact that the last couple of months would have on my health.

I wish to thank the current school board for its support through these last couple of months. Without their support and understanding for my health and wellness, I would not have been able to make this difficult decision.



Ken Weaver