School HR director gets big payout in departure 22 Feb 12

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) – A severance agreement between the Burnsville school district and its human resources director paid her more than $250,000, but the district and school board isn’t saying what prompted her departure.

The school board approved the agreement with Tania Chance terminating her employment effective Feb. 1 in exchange for nearly $255,000 in severance pay.

Superintendent Randall Clegg says Chance negotiated her resignation and the school board bought out the remaining 18 months of her contract. The Pioneer Press reports parts of the separation agreement it obtained were redacted. District officials said they contained “private personnel data.”

The agreement says Chance forfeits any claims under the state human rights, equal employment and age discrimination acts. The Pioneer Press says the district does not admit to any wrongdoing. Chance could not be reached for comment.

Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press

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