- Associated Press - Sunday, September 27, 2015

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) - The Chester County School Board could have avoided paying its resigning superintendent $300,000 by firing her for cause.

The Herald of Rock Hill reports (https://bit.ly/1OB4FmN ) the board could have paid Agnes Slayman just half that amount if one more member had voted to get rid of her.

Slayman resigned Thursday, the same day the newspaper obtained a report saying her employees said she threatened to kill a co-worker. Her lawyer has denied the allegations.

The board voted 4-3 to give Slayman $300,000 to end her contract.

The board gave Slayman a new contract last fall that added the supermajority vote and a raise to $150,000.

School board members would have had to give Slayman notice and a hearing behind closed doors if it wanted to fire her and pay nothing.

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


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