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Former Niles superintendent gets $115,000 severance package

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Niles Superintendent Richard Weigel, who resigned Wednesday night, will stay on as a consultant for the Board of Education and receive a $115,000 severance package.

FOX28 News has obtained a copy of the separation agreement between Weigel and Niles Community Schools.  The agreement says Weigel will remain employed as a consultant with the district until June 30.  During that time, Weigel will continue to receive pay according to his contract.  On June 30, Weigel will then get the severance pay as a lump sum.

The district will also give Weigel a "positive letter of recommendation" signed by the Board President.

The district says the agreement is a "fiscally conservative" act.  They say paying out Weigel's full contract, when benefits are taken into account, would have cost more than double what this agreement will.

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