Gay school su­per­in­ten­dent agrees to buy­out af­ter al­le­ga­tions

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An­thony Pack, the Mon­roe County school su­per­in­ten­dent who came out as gay in March af­ter re­ports that he used the gay dat­ing/hookup app Grindr, is out of a job in what the school board says is a mu­tual agree­ment be­tween the two par­ties. Pack will take home $172,000 in the deal.

“This was an agree­ment that was mu­tu­ally ar­rived at by Mr. Pack and the board,” as­sis­tant su­per­in­ten­dent Jack­son Daniel told the Ma­con Tele­graph; how­ever, he also said he wasn’t sure who ini­ti­ated dis­cus­sions about the sep­a­ra­tion.

Pack’s lawyer, David Dorer, says it was the school board that ini­ti­ated the buy­out, with the fi­nan­cial terms amount­ing to a one-year “salary pack­age” for Pack, whose base salary for the 2015–2016 school year would have been $136,700.

The agree­ment cites a pro­vi­sion in Pack’s con­tract for “no cause” sep­a­ra­tions, which states that the board can ter­mi­nate the con­tract with­out cause by giv­ing thirty days writ­ten no­tice to Pack and agree­ing to pay a sev­er­ance of one year of salary and benefits. Dorer told the Tele­graph that Pack was not given 30 days no­tice but did agree to the buy­out.

How­ever, not ev­ery­thing is set­tled be­tween the two par­ties, as the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Pack’s use of school-is­sued elec­tronic de­vices is re­port­edly on­go­ing. Pack and Dorer deny Pack has done any­thing wrong.

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