SD 157C approves special services director’s severance
BY SUSAN DEMAR LAFFERTY firstname.lastname@example.org December 9, 2013 4:38PM
Thomas Hurlburt | Supplied photo
Updated: January 11, 2014 6:24AM
A severance package was approved Friday for the director of special services in Frankfort Community Consolidated School District 157C, according to the district.
Carrie Clodi, who resigned effective Nov. 27, had been placed on paid leave with former Supt. Thomas Hurlburt on Sept. 5. Both cited personal reasons for resigning. The District 157C board last week approved Clodi’s resignation agreement, which includes a $40,500 severance package, plus 25 unused vacation days and credit for 65 unused sick days.
Hurlburt, who had three years left on his contract, received $20,000 in severance pay when he resigned Nov. 7.
Patricia Wernet was hired earlier this school year as interim superintendent, and Susan Ireland as interim director of special services.
The board is conducting a superintendent search. If the board hires a new superintendent by spring, he or she would have input in the search for a director of special services, board President Christopher McFadden said.
McFadden said he expects both positions to be filled for the 2014-15 school year.
McFadden has declined to comment on the issues regarding the paid leave and the subsequent resignations, saying only that both Clodi and Hurlburt resigned for personal reasons.
“We have an exciting opportunity to select two administrators who will respect our traditions while moving forward with their unique vision for providing the best possible opportunities for every child in the district,” McFadden said.