- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) - Chester County school Superintendent Agnes Slayman resigned Thursday - the same day a newspaper obtained a report saying her employees said she threatened to kill a co-worker and created a hostile work environment.

The school board met in secret for four hours, then voted 4-3 to accept Slayman’s resignation and pay her $300,000 for the remainder of her contract. She was being paid $150,000 a year to oversee the 5,200-student district.

The meeting came after an investigative report given to the school board was obtained by The Herald of Rock Hill (https://bit.ly/1WlFp5w). It includes district employees saying Slayman told a staff member, “I will kill you” and threatening to kill a school board employee.

The report said Slayman also told an employee, “I will cut your throat out if you ever speak to the board again” and said more than half of the district’s senior staff have sought medical attention for stress-related health issues and depression. Her co-workers called Slayman’s management style “selfish, vindictive, cruel and bullying.”

Slayman has done nothing wrong, her lawyer said. She denies the employees’ comments, and she “emphatically denies that she’s ever seriously threatened to kill anybody, ” her attorney, J. Lewis Cromer of Columbia, told the newspaper.



Cromer said he also thinks that Slayman has done nothing that would cause employees to have to seek medical attention.

Slayman and her lawyer did not speak to the newspaper after she resigned around 10 p.m. Thursday.

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Information from: The Herald, https://www.heraldonline.com

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