Maine School District Agrees to Pay Resigning Superintendent $174,000
According to WGME 13, the Oxford Hills School Board has agreed to accept a resignation agreement that will afford embattled superintendent, Monica Henson, a $174,000 payout. The district, in addition, will also be covering $5,500 for her attorney fees.
The news station reports that Henson was accused of grabbing a student by the arm to pull them into the office, causing both of them to fall. Multiple investigations have concluded in the matter, though specific details regarding the findings remain confidential, WGME says.
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According to WGME 13, a Maine superintendent is now a former Maine superintendent following the school board's unanimous acceptance of her resignation.
The news station reports that embattled Oxford Hills superintendent, Doctor Monica Henson, had submitted her resignation to the school board for consideration following last year's allegations that she assaulted a student.
WGME says that Henson has been on paid administrative leave since January of this year following an altercation where she allegedly grabbed a student and pulled him into an office. The altercation caused the student to fall down subsequently causing Henson to fall on top of him. The incident occurred at Agnes Grey Elementary School in September of 2021.
According to WGME, at the time the incident was brought to light, Henson said in part that she used "a limited restraint technique for a loudly disruptive student so as not to allow disruption of an entire hallway of classrooms."
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