Archive for Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Board reverses termination, accepts resignation

April 18, 2006

The outcome's still the same.

Basehor-Linwood school Superintendent Jill Hackett is leaving the district, effective June 30.

In the meantime, she is on administrative leave.

In a 15-hour span this week, Basehor-Linwood school board members terminated Hackett's contract and then reversed themselves and accepted her resignation.

Here's how the saga played out.

Monday night, school board members voted to terminate Hackett's contract, effective June 30.

The following morning, according to board president Kerry Mueller, the board was notified about a letter of resignation from the superintendent.

"Dr. Hackett's attorney had her letter of resignation, which the board did not receive, because he was not in attendance at the meeting on Monday night," Mueller said.

So Mueller called a special board meeting for Tuesday afternoon -- about 15 hours after Monday's vote -- and five board members rescinded Monday night's decision and then accepted Hackett's resignation, effective June 30.

For more on this story, see Wednesday's edition of The Mirror newspaper or Thursday's edition of the Basehor Sentinel.

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