DeKalb can’t seem to get a break. Now, the lead candidate for school chief has dropped out, apparently because the negotiations for salary and benefit came to light in the both the AJC and on local TV.
According to the AJC: Lillie Cox was negotiating with the DeKalb school system to become the next superintendent after the school board voted 6-3 to pursue a contract with her, the AJC reported Friday.
But on Saturday morning, Cox’s attorneys notified the school system that she was withdrawing from the negotiations, School Board Chairman Tom Bowen told the AJC Saturday evening. He said the exposure of the negotiations played into Cox’s decision.
The AJC reported Saturday morning that, according to a source, there was a sticking point in the talks: Cox, the superintendent of the 4,440-student Hickory Public Schools in North Carolina, wanted a 15-month severance package and a due process hearing before she could be terminated.
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