Newport School Board Buys Out Superintendent's Contract - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Newport, AR

Newport School Board Buys Out Superintendent's Contract

APRIL 14, 2004 - Posted at 7:31 a.m. CDT, updated at 9:43 a.m.

 

NEWPORT, AR - Newport School District Superintendent Floyd Marshall is out of a job this morning, but certainly not money.

During a specially called meeting of the Newport school board last night, the board announced Marshall's resignation and a buy-out of his contract.  In a news release, the board explained that it decided to buy out Marshall's contract for $232,840, paying him monthly through June 30, 2006.  The release says the board took the buy-out option instead of firing Marshall, because it was afraid of the cost of a possible wrongful termination lawsuit.

The resignation is the direct result of an altercation at a meeting between Marshall, his son, Ryan Marshall, who is also an employee in the Newport district, and local cable television outlet owner  David Black.

Ryan Marshall remains suspended with pay until June 30.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Dangers of thirdhand smoke

    Dangers of thirdhand smoke

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:41 AM EDT2017-07-20 13:41:19 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:05 PM EDT2017-07-20 16:05:42 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    It’s no secret smoking is dangerous to your health and others, but there’s another concern related to smoking called thirdhand smoke.

    It’s no secret smoking is dangerous to your health and others, but there’s another concern related to smoking called thirdhand smoke.

  • Man struck woman with metal pipe, police say

    Man struck woman with metal pipe, police say

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:40 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:40:56 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:03 PM EDT2017-07-20 16:03:39 GMT
    Misteur Lattimore  (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Misteur Lattimore (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A Jonesboro man faces a domestic battery charge after reportedly hitting a woman in the face and hand with a metal pipe.

    A Jonesboro man faces a domestic battery charge after reportedly hitting a woman in the face and hand with a metal pipe.

  • JPD: Nearly $20,000 stolen from business

    JPD: Nearly $20,000 stolen from business

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:21 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:21:08 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:48 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:48:16 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Jonesboro police are investigating a report of thousands of dollars stolen from a business off of Browns Lane.

    Jonesboro police are investigating a report of thousands of dollars stolen from a business off of Browns Lane.

Powered by Frankly