ROCHESTER, Mich. (WXYZ) - Fred Clarke, former superintendent of Rochester Community Schools, resigned from his position on Monday and is about to collect a large severance package to the dismay of parents and residents.
The resignation was approved by the school board along with his potential $180,934 payout.
District officials tell 7 Action News that under the deal, Clarke was due to get $94,391 upon his resignation.
However, under the terms of his contract, if Clarke is not employed as of December 31, 2012, he will get an additional payment of $86,543.
That would bring his total severance to $180,934.
Clarke had held the superintendent position for 14 months. He is leaving to pursue a possible job opportunity with Bay-Arenac school district.
Parents and residents are outraged that the board approved the financial agreement.
Action News reached out to Clarke for comment, but we were told he wasn't immediately available.
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