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C-M Superintendent Retires, Directors Approve Settlement Agreement

The moves were made at a special meeting held Monday afternoon.

During a special meeting Monday afternoon, the School Board unanimously decided to give Superintendent Helen McCracken notice of its intent not to reappoint her to her position.

“The school board hereby gives notice of its intent to consider another or other candidates for the office of district superintendent,” the resolution read.

Without discussion, the board then unanimously approved a settlement and retirement agreement for McCracken.

Her retirement becomes effective Oct. 9.

Although district solicitor Mike Lucas declined to immediately release the terms of the settlement and retirement agreements because not all parties had signed the final draft, he did indicate that it would be released within the five-day window required by the state’s Right to Know law.

Canon-McMillan Patch submitted the Right to Know request immediately after the meeting.

Lucas also indicated that while McCracken’s retirement is effective in October, she will not return to the post in an active capacity at the beginning of the 2012-13 school year, as a stipulation of the agreements.

Instead, Assistant to the Superintendent Michael Daniels will continue to serve as substitute superintendent while McCracken remains on leave through her retirement date.

Board President Darla Bowman Monaco thanked McCracken for her three decades of service to the district.

No further information was immediately available on Monday afternoon.

Editor's Note: Check back with Canon-McMillan Patch for more details as they become available.

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