Gay school superintendent agrees to buyout after allegations
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.