Bixby School Board considering superintendent's resignation amid rape investigation

Bixby School Board President Ron Schnare speaks at a regularly-scheduled board meeting Dec. 14, 2017. (KTUL)

BIXBY, Okla. (KTUL) -- The Bixby Public Schools Board of Education will consider a resignation agreement with the superintendent at a special meeting Tuesday amid an investigation into a student's sexual assault.

Superintendent Kyle Wood is one of four school officials being investigated for failure to report child sexual abuse, which according to court documents occurred at the superintendent's home. According to an affidavit, a 16-year-old football player told investigators several other players assaulted him with a pool stick at a team gathering at Wood's house.

Throughout the investigation, some parents have called for the suspension or termination of Wood. At the first regularly-scheduled board meeting since news of news of the investigation, the sole parent who spoke said she was embarrassed by the board's inaction after multiple closed-door meetings regarding the investigation.

Board President Ron Schnare promised at last week's meeting a decision would come before Christmas but didn't allude to what the decision might be.

According to the agenda, the board will discuss at Tuesday's special meeting whether to approve a resignation agreement with the superintendent. The board will also discuss and vote to appoint an interim superintendent.

6. Discussion, motion, second and vote to approve or not approve entering into a resignation agreement with the superintendent of schools and authorizing its due execution by appropriate officers of the board of education.
7. Discussion and vote to appoint an interim superintendent and to authorize said interim superintendent of schools to perform all duties of the superintendent of schools while serving in an interim status.

Tuesday's meeting begins at 6 p.m.

No charges have been filed. The criminal investigation is ongoing.

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