New Oroville Superintendent Placed on Leave

Oroville Union High School trustees have already placed their new superintendent on leave and handed his duties back to the former chief of schools. 

“In a decision made on Thursday, November 16th, the Oroville Union High School District (OUHSD) Board of Education placed Superintendent Will Brown in administrative leave,” the district said. “Due to the sensitive nature of personal matters, the district is unable to disclose additional details surrounding Mr. Brown’s administrative leave. 

“To ensure consistency and the uninterrupted delivery of services, Dr. Corey Willenberg has been appointed by the board as the interim superintendent. Dr. Willenberg brings a wealth of experience, having been a devoted member of the OUHSD for 22 years. He served as superintendent for 12 years and subsequently took in the role of principal for the Oroville Adult Education program in August 2023.”

Oroville Vice Mayor Janet Goodson said the community was “in shock” after the board’s decision. She attended a Friday walkout which drew over 100 students.

Brown was unable to offer any clue as to what motivated the board. Goodson said she knows “some things,” but does want to spread “rumors.”

Read more at the Chico Enterprise-Record.