Many outraged parents and teachers questioned the Burnsville school board Thursday about why they decided to pay a former employee $250,000 to leave, reported the Star Tribune.
More than 150 residents packed into the Diamondhead Head Education Center to voice their opinion on the $250,000 payment to Tania Chance who was the district's former human-resources director, said the Pioneer Press.
The parents and teachers wanted to know why the school board asked Chance to resign just seven months into a new two-year contract. They also demanded several board members step down, said the Pioneer Press.
The issue has spilled over to Legislature where Rep. Pam Myhra will introduce a bill which will require agencies to disclose reasons for any payments over $10,000, according to the Star Tribune.
Both periodicals reported that many of the questions asked during the listening session were left unanswered. The Pioneer Press reported the head of the school board Ron Hill will try to respond to the questions in the future.