DeSoto Discloses Superintendent Severance Agreement

DeSOTO (CBSDFW.COM) – DeSoto ISD says it’s moving forward after releasing details about the severance package given to former Superintendent Kathy Augustine.

On Friday, the DeSoto ISD school board released an email saying they had given Augustine a settlement amount in the equivalent of one year’s pay, or just over $156,000.

The email said the agreement goes into effect Saturday at midnight, and is not ‘a termination for cause.’

DeSoto’s acting superintendent, Levatta Levels, will now become the district’s interim superintendent.

Augustine, who came to DeSoto from the Atlanta, Georgia school district, has been at the center of a standardized test cheating investigation while serving as that district’s deputy superintendent.


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  • DTibbets

    This is your School Tax Payers money that was just handed over to someone suspected of cheating. This money should have been held until a final outcome was achieved. If she is found guilty of cheating than she forfeits the funds agreement, if found not guilty than the funds could be released. BUT, she found yet someone else in another state to cheat. A lot of us would be very well off today if we could make 156K and not work one full day.

  • te

    And the School Board is supposed to be composed of intelligent/educated people?? What chance do the children have??? I know they will refer to contracts etc. but these things can be changed!!!

  • Guess Who

    You’re lucky. We in Philly had to pay $1 million to get rid of our AA sheb oon super Ackerman.

  • NiteNurse

    Wow that’s like a couple of teacher’s annual salaries simply handed over for a few days of work from a person who basically lied on her resume and interview. I would be ashamed to take the money.

  • Erale Mauldin

    Another corrupt professional minority “educator”, ripping off the taxpayer. Apparently just like the people running the Desoto school district. Augustine is a criminal conspirator, and your school board paid her $186,000 for ONE days employment. Hopefully, but not likely, you voters will throw the BUMS out..

    • Bernie Made Off

      NEWS FLASH: Corrupt people come in all races and religions.

      • Guess Who

        LIBT ARD NEW FLASH, that is.

        In reality minorities are far more corrupt and incompetent. Google “The Color of Crime” to see the truth, not the lies the MSM feed you.

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