Oak Park superintendent announces retirement

Tony Knight to leave following 17-year stint as head of Oak Park public schools

Tony Knight

Tony Knight's 42 years in public education, most of them in Oak Park, will end next July.

Knight announced his retirement as superintendent of schools for the five-campus Oak Park Unified School District effective July 1, 2021. He became district leader 17 years ago.

Knight said the unprecedented challenge facing OPUSD in a pandemic year is not the reason for his retirement.

"There is no doubt that this year is probably the most difficult year any of us have experienced, ...

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