Winona School Board accepts resignation of superintendent

Winona School Board accepts...

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) - Winona Area Public Schools superintendent Stephen West offered his resignation effective 11:59 p.m. Thursday in the wake of the controversy regarding his academic credentials.

West's resignation was later accepted by the school board at a meeting Thursday night.

The terms of the separation agreement to be voted on by the board consist  the resignation being "irrevocable" upon acceptance and he will be paid for accrued and unused sick, vacation time, paid leave at his regular rate of pay, not to exceed $26,819. 

The agreement also specifies that acceptance "may not be construed as an admission of liability or wrongdoing" by either party and that they "agree not to make any disparaging comments or statements about one another."

West had announced in November that he would be resigning as superintendent, effective June 30. That resignation followed public questions regarding his 2009 dissertation.

Confirmation of West's resignation will happen following tonights Board meeting.

Here is the Separation Agreement that is posted on the Winona Area Public Schools website.



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