Sanchez gets $200k pay day

Board cites ‘confidentiality’ in not commenting on details of deal


With a split Governing Board looking to oust him, Tucson Unified School District Superintendent H.T. Sanchez resigned Tuesday, with an agreement that will pay him $200,000 to walk away from the district — and binds board members with confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses.

The Board voted 3-2 to accept Sanchez’s resignation and approve the separation agreement. The superintendent of Tucson’s largest school district had 16 months to run on his contract, which paid him a base salary of $270,000.

Sanchez’s resignation was effective immediately, and his spot on the dais next to the board members was vacant Tuesday night but for the desk sign bearing his name. He will be paid the severance due within 10 days.

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