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Catskill keeps paying Farrell, stays mum on firing

Dec 27, 2015 12:03 am
The Daily Mail reports that another local school superintendent was fired but given a large severance package, with no information about the reason for the removal. The Catskill Board of Education will pay former Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Farrell more than $337,000 through 2016, according to documents The Daily Mail obtained under the state’s Freedom of Information Law. Farrell resigned Dec. 31, and has been out on paid administrative leave since November. “That’s bull,” said Bob Couchman, of Catskill. “If you got fired would you get paid for the next year. It isn’t the whole truth that’s being told to the taxpayers. I think some of it is trying to be disguised or buried.” The only reason given in the documents The Daily Mail received said that, “differences arose between the board and Ms. Farrell in relation to her duties as Superintendent of Schools, including with regard to implementation of the provisions of the employment agreement (her contract) between the board and Ms. Farrell.” Read the full story in The Daily Mail.
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