CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former Pinellas County Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox is resigning from his latest position in Charlotte, North Carolina after two years on the job. 

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According to Spectrum News Charlotte, Wilcox, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools superintendent, will resign effective August 2. This comes after Wilcox was suspended earlier this week for unspecified reasons. 

Wilcox began the job in Charlotte in 2017 and had just received a two-year contract extension in January. He was paid $307,000 a year.

Leading up to his August 2 exit, Wilcox will remain on suspension with pay but will not receive compensation in exchange for his resignation.

Wilcox served as Pinellas County's superintendent from 2004 to 2008, rubbing some school board members, parents, and administrators the wrong way before leaving the job with three years remaining on his contract. 

Wilcox worked with educational publisher Scholastic after leaving Pinellas Schools and then taking positions with Washington County Public Schools in Hagerstown, Maryland, and then in Charlotte.