So dissatisfied had the Benjamin Logan Schools’ board of education become with its superintendent that the board is paying him to go away.
Members approved Monday in a special meeting an agreement with superintendent Dave Harmon that results in his resignation from Ben Logan Schools.
In exchange for Harmon’s resignation, the school board has agreed to pay nearly a third of Harmon’s remaining contract.
Harmon had some 36 months remaining on his administrative contract, which wasn’t set to expire until 2022.
The school board has agreed to pay 10 months of that salary — about $92,500 — as part of the agreement.
The district will not make any contributions to Harmon’s insurance or retirement benefits.
The agreement was finalized Monday afternoon, a short time before the school board meeting convened.
Now, the search is officially on for a replacement.
The board met in executive session for about an hour Monday to discuss its strategies for a replacement. Scott Howell, superintendent for the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center participated in the executive session to help the school board identify potential candidates.
The school board hopes to hire an interim superintendent at its May 18 meeting.
Harmon was placed on administrative leave April 20, a move he said at the time surprised him.
School board members have made plain in recent meetings that Harmon should not have been surprised by the decision.
The Examiner submitted a public records request April 27 for Harmon’s personnel file, an inquiry the district has acknowledged but not yet fulfilled