Has SV School District Reached Agreement With Former Superintendent?

By James Gaddis

July 22, 2010 Updated Dec 8, 2006 at 12:43 AM EST

The Susquehanna Valley School District's former Superintendent, Carol Boyce, was treated unfairly. At least, that's what some district parents believe.
"I'm concerned with the way it was handled. To me, from the surface, it's just a personality dispute. That concerns me," said Brad Schmidt of Conklin.
Pam Freije of Conklin said, "I just think it's a shame the board couldn't work together and at least give the superintendent a chance. I really think she had an uphill battle from the get go and the board handled that not in the best interest of the district."
Last month, the school board voted to fire Boyce. It says she made insulting remarks to the board, and carried over personal days, among other things. Boyce responded by filing a lawsuit, saying her firing was illegal. It's been reported the two sides reached a settlement on Tuesday: Boyce agrees to resign, and the district agrees to pay her 81 thousand dollars and give her full medical coverage through the end of the year. Although as of Thursday night, the school board would not confirm this to Action News.
Dr. Renee Stalma has now been named acting Superintendent. She had been the assistant superintendent, under Boyce.

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