CMS board: Superintendent Wilcox to resign

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Dr. Clayton Wilcox will resign effective immediately, according to the CMS Board of Education.

The board voted 9-0 in favor of the measure during a special meeting Friday morning. Wilcox will resign Aug. 2, 2019. 

According to the separation agreement, Wilcox will not receive any compensation in exchange for his resignation. He will not receive any compensation after his departure.

Wilcox was suspended with pay by the CMS Board Monday. He was about halfway through his four-year contract with the district. 

CMS Chief Engagement Officer, Ombudsman Earnest Winston is serving as acting superintendent for the district.

The school system hired a public relations firm that specializes in crisis management to deal with the aftermath of the suspension.