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Virginia lawsuit against Latimore settled out of court

Aug. 18

LANCASTER, Va.–The trial set for Monday in a lawsuit by Lancaster County, Va., against Hyde County Schools Superintendent Dr. Randolph H. Latimore Sr., was canceled after the parties settled out of court, according to a posting today on the online version of the Rappahannock Record.

“Details of the settlement have not been worked out yet,” said county attorney James Cornwell.

No further information is available at this time.

Hyde County Schools Superintendent Dr. Randolph Latimore

Hyde County Schools Superintendent Dr. Randolph Latimore in the Ocracoke School gym. Photo by C. Leinbach

Lancaster County sought to recover $208,261.04 from Latimore, a former school superintendent of the Lancaster County School system, which was reportedly authorized by then-Lancaster County School Board Chairman Don McCann without the school board’s knowledge.

According to the county’s March 2008 lawsuit, after Latimore’s contract was not renewed in 2007, he requested payment on accumulated unused leave and sick days that allegedly amounted to 300 days more than he had previously certified he was due or that his contract allowed.

To read the story posted in March, click here.

To read the Rappahannock Record post, click here.

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