DeKalb Superintendent TerminatedDecatur Metro | April 16, 2010 | 4:34 pm
The DeKalb County school board voted unanimously today to terminate superintendent Crawford Lewis.
“We invoked the termination for convenience,” board chairman Tom Bowen said. “The board and the superintendent mutually agreed this is what is best for the system to move forward.”
Lewis agreed to walk away with four months of severance pay – about $85,000, as outlined in his contract. The agreement allows Lewis, a DeKalb schools employee for 33 years, to retire, Bowen said.
The embattled Super was in the midst of an investigation into “wrong-doings” surrounding DeKalb school construction projects.
Kids, don’t try this at home. Or at school for that matter.