“Follow the money” a phrase often invoked when looking for answers or trying to explain actions, particularly of public officials. Recently the Superintendent of Schools for Coventry announced that she would be leaving the district.
The original announcement was that she would be no longer actively Superintendent as of August 15, 2011. This leaves some ambiguity as to when the employment will actually end.
One of the rumors around Coventry is that the Superintendent actually wants to be granted a leave of absence. Why, you ask? The answer is within a contract of employment negotiated and extended with the Board of Education.
There is a bonus within the contract which would be due and payable if the Superintendent stays on the job for a completed period of time. The $25,000 question is; was it ever the intent or is the Board of Education legally bound to pay a bonus when actual work performed falls short of the required period and time off for a leave of absence is granted for a non-emergency reason?
What would you expect from your company and your boss? In this case you are a share holder in the company as a taxpayer in the Town of Coventry. If you were a member of the Board of Education what would you say?
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