• Superintendent Mendenhall released from Broken Arrow contract


    BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Quick facts:

    • Dr. Jarod Mendenhall has been released from his contract as Broken Arrow Public Schools superintendent.
    • Dr. Janet Dunlop has been named interim superintendent.


    A special board meeting Thursday allowed for the separation of Broken Arrow's superintendent.

    Dr. Jarod Mendenhall and the board of education entered into a separation agreement, releasing him from his current contract.

    Mendenhall has been with the school for more than six years.

    Dr. Janet Dunlop has been named interim superintendent.

    The board provided a statement, saying:

    "Dr. Mendenhall served Broken Arrow Public Schools for more than six years, during which he led efforts to transform district facilities, provide greater equity for all students and improve student achievement. He was a constant advocate for public education, students, parents and staff, and many positive changes for our schools occurred through the hard work of staff under his leadership. We are appreciative of his service and wish him success in his future endeavors."

    Dr. Mendenhall added:

    "I am truly grateful for the opportunity to serve Broken Arrow Public Schools and am proud of the progress this school district has made during my tenure, the result of an effective collaboration with an incomparable staff. I appreciate, more than I can ever convey the support of the Broken Arrow community. However, I have determined it is time to pursue other opportunities to serve the public education profession during this exciting era that demands transformational change. I leave with the satisfaction of knowing the board and administration have built a strong foundation that will help guarantee future success for the district."


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