Burnsville school district still mum on $250,000 buyout to ex-HR chief

  • Article by: HERÓN MÁRQUEZ ESTRADA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 23, 2012 - 9:24 AM

Burnsville schools' lawyer insists district has met its obligation to explain $250,000 buyout for ex-HR chief.

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dorkeemnFeb. 22, 12 8:16 PM

Just come out and say it - you're going to have to do it anyway - because there is no way that "mutually agreed to part ways" is going to cut it with any court. She was going to file a huge discrimination suit against the school board / district wasn't she? And the payoff is the only way the board could save some other employee's job and maybe even a couple of board members. If that wasn't the case, I wish I could quit my job and get a payout like that.

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amfaFeb. 22, 12 8:27 PM

No more money for a levy. If the District can't explain why they threw out a quarter million dollars then they have no right to expect me to give them the right to take more through the levy process.

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spring12Feb. 22, 12 8:44 PM

Is it only me, but does it seem this story is missing a ton of information? Truly, why was the ex HR chief paid so much money to leave? Guess I shouldn't worry because it is only our tax money paying the $250 grand.

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gogirl1Feb. 22, 12 8:47 PM

Superintendent's hire, Superintendent's responsibility. Oh, and by the way, the school board doesn't allow people to speak on the public agenda. Constituents are invited to speak during a "listening hour" that takes place before the board meeting, isn't televised and no notes are entered into the board agenda meeting minutes. And people wonder why they weren't informed of issues in the district?

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ShannaraRoseFeb. 22, 12 8:54 PM

Hopefully everyone will remember this when the long-winded explanations of why they need more money and want to raise taxes to get it come up ...

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drfranktFeb. 22, 12 9:16 PM

Again, it's patently obvious that the schools are being over funded by taxpayer dollars. When a school district can hire HR for $136,000/yr and pay her off $250,000 "buy out" to keep her silenced, the district, obviously does not need any increases in tax monies.

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evalinaFeb. 22, 12 9:41 PM

Good for her. You can bet that the school had a reason to keep her quiet. Of course the school could also fire whomever she might imply with some story, right? The school is protecting someone and it benefits her. I would like to know the name of her lawyer. ;-) School districts are terrible abusers of the money they are given. This must have been more cost-effective than whatever scandal they are trying to prevent. Her book looks good by the way.

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dranderson99Feb. 22, 12 9:50 PM

The entire school board should be voted out. I'd say the superintendent should be fired except for that fact that this board would probably give him a million dollars in severance pay.

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watchdog99Feb. 22, 1210:21 PM

The 250K is gone and it is time to move on to corrective action. The bottom line is that the school administration and school board will eventually understand it is not business as usual and they will be held accountable. It is just a total outrage when you think about how this money could be used for educational purposes.

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ceegeeFeb. 23, 1212:32 AM

If you do research into Tania Chance’s background and watch a few of her “SHEgo” videos, in my humble opinion, does the phrase narcissistic personality disorder come to mind? Chance may have been a nightmare on steroids promoting her own agenda and Burnsville is probably better off with her gone. And with that said shame on those who hired Chance for not checking her background, for failure to use common sense, and buying into whatever references she provided.

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