Newburgh SD confirms it will pay embattled superintendent nearly $1M to resign

Members of the Newburgh school community are voicing outrage now that the district has confirmed it is moving forward with six-figure plans to pay the superintendent to resign - after he was accused of sexual misconduct by two separate women.

News 12 Staff

Dec 30, 2021, 10:54 PM

Updated 837 days ago

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Members of the Newburgh school community are voicing outrage now that the district has confirmed it is moving forward with six-figure plans to pay the superintendent to resign - after he was accused of sexual misconduct by two separate women.
The district released an agreement Thursday, paying Roberto Padilla nearly $1 million over the next two years.
Padilla has been suspended since August, when two women accused him of sexual harassment.
The district has remained tight-lipped about the investigation, but leaked probe findings show Padilla allegedly violated human rights laws and the district code of conduct.
The final page of the contract says the deal is in everyone’s best interests, and that findings against Padilla were "inconsistent."
Newburgh’s attorney David Shaw declined to comment.
Board of Education members are expected to vote on the agreement Friday during a special meeting.


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