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Charter Trustees Issue Apology, Approve Superintendent's Departure Feb. 26

Jackson to Leave with About $59,000 for Unused Sick and Vacation Days


Last updated 2/4/2021 at 8:33am

LW Charter Schools Superintendent Jesse Jackson

The Lake Wales Charter Schools Board of Trustees unanimously approved a separation agreement Monday, Feb. 1 that will end Superintendent Jesse Jackson's 13-year tenure on Feb. 26.

Six of the eight trustees, including the non-voting teacher representative Jennifer Simpson, also signed a letter of apology requested by Jackson as part of the agreement. Trustees Danny Gill and Becky Gaston chose not to sign the letter.

The trustees approved allowing Jackson to take a payout of about $59,000 for his unused sick and vacation pay – waiving the cap that applies to other employees. Charter school...

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