Hazelwood School District to keep paying fired superintendent until new job is found

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 8 at 10:40 PM

HAZELWOOD, Mo. -- The Hazelwood School Board has reached an agreement with its former superintendent that will keep him on the district’s payroll until he finds another job.

The Hazelwood School District decided in late August to remove Superintendent Steve Price as he was beginning his third year with the district. In announcing the decision, the district said “new leadership is needed to guide the district at this important juncture.”

As a part of its agreement with Price, the district will also pay his insurance until he finds new employment.

“To the extent he becomes employed elsewhere, the district will then be relieved of its obligation under the settlement agreement,” the district said in a statement released Wednesday.

Price came to Hazelwood in 2010 from Ohio. The board in his previous district bought out his contract two years before it expired.

Price replaced Chris Nicastro. She left Hazelwood to become the new state education chief.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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