State Won't Let SableGate Die

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania says: If the Mt. Lebanon School District is going to spend public funds on terminating a school superintendent, it should explain why.

UPDATE (8/8 9:45 p.m.): The full Auditor General's report is available online. The most interesting reading is the Mt. Lebanon School District's responses to the AG's findings. The District notes that the confidentiality provision in the Separation Agreement with the former Superintendent was not only insisted upon by her -- not by the District -- but that the District asked the former Superintendent to waive that term so that the District could fully explain its actions in response to the state audit. And she refused again. The District goes on to note that while the former Superintendent insisted on a recitation in the Separation Agreement to the effect that she fully performed her duties, in truth "[t]he separation was necessary to maintain the District’s high level of performance which was beginning to, and would have continued to, suffer as a result of the significant differences between the Board and the superintendent." Interesting, even compelling, if true. What's the evidence?


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