JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) -- The principal of Jeffersonville High School has been assigned to a different school after being placed on paid leave. Sexton is now becoming the Principal at Clark County Middle/High School effective Monday, Oct, 29.
Jim Sexton, in a phone interview with WHAS11’s Doug Proffitt, said, “I’m disappointed. I love Jeff High and the kids there. But this is a philosophical difference about management style. I have done nothing wrong. I will do a good job at Clark County High.”
School Superintendent Dr. Andrew Melin said in a statement emailed to WHAS11 News: “Placing Mr. Sexton on paid administrative leave (last week) was done to avoid any allegation of undue influence while I investigated management issues at Jeffersonville High School. There were no concerns related to illegal activities.”
His statement goes on to say: “….While acknowledging the improvements made in both the climate and academics at Jeffersonville High School over the past two years, both Mr. Sexton and Dr. Melin agree that they have management and instructional leadership philosophies that differ and that a change needs to occur.
Jim Sexton has also hired an attorney, Clay Culotta of New Albany. He referred our other questions to Culotta, who has not yet returned messages.