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Hazelwood School District Reaches Payment Agreement with Former Superintendent

Steve Price will continue his salary until he finds new employment.

Following the announcement that interim Hazelwood School District (HSD) superintendent Grayling Tobias would be promoted to the position permanently, the Hazelwood School District announced it has reached an agreement with former superintendent Steve Price regarding his abrupt firing.

"The Hazelwood School Board has reached an agreement with its former Superintendent of Schools, Stephen Price.  Recognizing his existing contract, the District has agreed to continue paying his base salary and insurance coverage until he is able to locate other employment.  To the extent he becomes employed elsewhere, the District will then be relieved of its obligation under the settlement agreement."

Steve Price served as superintendent of the district from July 2010 until August 30. When hired, the HSD Board of Education approved a three-year contract with an annual salary of $235,000.

Price had previously served as superintendent in Middletown City Schools in Ohio. He left after a separation agreement in which he resigned two years before his contract expired. That district agreed to pay him $10,417 a month for 12 months.

How do you feel about the district's agreement with Price?

Chris Helfer November 08, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Depends, why was he fired.
David Rumpf November 08, 2012 at 05:38 PM
I don't agree with it. But since the parents/tax payers don't know the reason for him losing his position, it's not really fair for us to give our opinion. Who would be willing to hire him after his past two positions ended before his contract ended. Which brings the question, why was he hired in the first place when his former employer didn't care for his services either? Grayling Tobias is an excellant choice for Price's replacement. Dr. Tobias should have been the one picked for the position before hiring Price as superintendent.
Sonny Pondrom November 08, 2012 at 05:57 PM
I think the majority of workers get 2 weeks pay in these circumstances. Circumstances based on contracts that ususally say in the employee must complete the full term of service.

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