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Bozeman School District votes in favor of superintendent's severance agreement

Robert Connors chosen as new superintendent for Bozeman Schools
Posted at 7:39 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 16:42:31-05

In a short, eight-minute meeting Wednesday night, the Bozeman School District unanimously voted 8 to 0 in favor of a proposed severance agreement between the district and Superintendent Bob Connors.

According to the terms of the agreement, Connors will continue to be on administrative leave until Jan. 31, then he will be paid $290,568.72 to end his relationship and role with the Bozeman School District. That sum reflects a full payout of the salary he would have received from Feb. 1 through June 30, 2022, along with unused vacation and sick leave.

There were no public comments on the matter.

There have been no details as to why Connors was placed on administrative leave on Nov. 2, 2020. All that was said as to why was for a performance review which the agreement explains as, “disputes and disagreements have arisen between the parties in connection with Connors’ job duties.”

As of now, the school district has two interim superintendents fulfilling the role. As for the future of the superintendent role, no discussions can take place until after the agreement is signed by Connors.