Departing De Soto superintendent gets $208,000 in settlement

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 12:06 PM

DE SOTO, Mo. -- The departing superintendent for the De Soto School District will be paid about $208,000 as part of a settlement with the eastern Missouri district.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Andy Jay Arbeitman’s resignation took effect soon after the agreement was signed Nov. 1.

The school board voted 6-0 in May to put Arbeitman on paid leave, soon after an anonymous letter voiced concerns about him. The letter alleged things such as Arbeitman arbitrarily changed the sick leave policy for staff, failed to discipline a student who brought a knife to school, and asked staff members to spy on other staff.

Arbeitman had been with the district since 2007.

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