CASD Superintendent Leaves, Receiving Over $300k in Separation

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At tonight’s Chambersburg Area School District Board meeting, the board accepted the resignation and separation agreement for Dr. Dion Betts, who had been serving as the district’s Superintendent.

During public comment, a resident raised concerns over the $300,000 that the school will pay out in the separation. One resident suggested that the district have shorter contract terms and that the board should have done more due diligence in hiring Dr. Betts as he “had a history of doing this.”

Dr. Betts entered the employment contract with the district on January 22, 2019, with a term starting on July 1, 2019, and ending on June 30, 2024. His initial starting salary was set at $188,000.

Separation costs

Dr. Betts will receive all compensation including his full salary set forth in his original agreement. This will be paid as a lump sum of $253,623.18, with the district withholding appropriate taxes.

The district will pay $6,915.30 in unused vacation, $1,185.48 in unused personal leave, and $3,675 in unused sick leave. The district will also make a contribution to his 403(b) account of $29,629.22 and $14,625.00 in his 457 accounts.

Widmann appointed Acting Superintendent

The board appointed Mr. Kurt Widmann as Acting Superintendent effective July 1, 2022