Lennox School District Superintendent Abruptly Resigns

Kent Taylor resigned from his job as superintendent of the Lennox School District in Los Angeles County on April 9. On the same day, he stepped down from his seat on the Board of Education in San Bernardino’s Colton Joint Unified School District. Neither employer would elaborate on the reasons for Taylor’s resignation.

“We are here for the students and community,” said Lennox School Board President Sergio Hernandez. “Be patient with us, for the process of things, while we take action.”

Taylor first joined the Lennox district in 2012. He had previously been selected to head the troubled Inglewood Unified School District by then State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. He was abruptly let go from that position for signing financial agreements without the state’s authorization.

At the time of his resignation this month, Taylor was Lennox’s highest paid executive, making an annual salary of $212,221 plus another $46,000 in benefits.

Colton will discuss a replacement for Taylor at its next meeting on May 2.