Special to the Ocracoke Observer from the Rappahannock Record, Virginia.
By Audrey Thomasson
LANCASTER, Va.—Lancaster County supervisors on Sept. 24 agreed to accept a settlement with former Lancaster school superintendent Dr. Randolph Latimore for some $104,000.
After serving as principal of Mattamuskeet School for a few years, Latimore became superintendent of Hyde County Schools in November 2011.
The lawsuit was filed in 2008 as a result of the school board chairman at the time authorizing a $208,261.04 payout at the end of Latimore’s contract in June 2007 for accrued leave time while employed in the Virginia school system.
While Latimore claimed he was owed over 400 days of leave, the county argued he had previously certified to auditors he was owed for only 140 days.
During negotiations, Latimore argued he had already paid some $70,000 of the payout in taxes which could not be recovered after three years.
The settlement requires Latimore to pay $52,000 within 10 days of execution of the agreement with the remainder due by January 15.