Cheatham County School Board recommends director of schools resign from position

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CHEATHAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — On Monday, the Cheatham County School Board recommended the director of schools, Dr. Stan Curtis, resign.

On Monday the board voted, recommending Curtis resign with the conditions that he keep the rest of his salary, keep a $15,000 bonus, and take mandatory paid vacation days until he signs the agreement.

“The board voted this evening to basically make a buyout offer to Dr. Curtis. That’s permitted under his contract. One of the terms of that offer were that he be on paid vacation leave simply until we get it finalized and signed along with a few other terms. But it’s just an offer, Dr. Curtis doesn’t have to accept it,” said the district’s legal counsel, Allen Woods.

Dr. Curtis was not at tonight’s meeting because of family issues.

News 2 spoke with teachers at the meeting who said he’s been a great leader and that they are not sure what the change is for.

The board did not discuss its decision.