Lark resigns for $152,500 settlement
Douglas County Superintendent Carol Lark resigned this afternoon after school board trustees agreed to pay her $135,000, plus $17,500 in accrued vacation.
The board voted 7-0 to accept an agreement in which she would promise not to sue for wrongful termination.
The district will issue the check in January.
School board trustees are to discuss hiring an interim superintendent this afternoon.
R-C Reporter Scott Neuffer is at the meeting.
Carol Lark, an assistant superintendent from Clark County, is named new superintendent with high praise from board members.
Lark begins her new job.
Lark addresses elevated radon levels at Zephyr Cove Elementary and oversees consolidation process, which involves closing Kingsbury Middle School.
Lark grapples with first wave of budget cut proposals coming down from the state.
School board members cut $1.16 million from their budget. Radon issues resolved at Zephyr Cove Elementary.
The school district’s continuation bond for capital improvement projects is passed by voters at the polls. Lark begins hosting town hall meetings anticipating more budget cuts coming down from the state.
Lark makes final recommendations to board regarding Gov. Jim Gibbons’ proposed cuts to state funding. School board members cut more than $2.5 million from their budget.
Lark’s evaluation sparks controversy between her and her district office staff. Her performance is deemed satisfactory, and her contract extension is continued.
Lark’s contract is extended until 2011 by a 4-3 vote of the school board. The extension is later amended to include an improvement plan geared at mending relations between her and some of her staff.
Nov. 10, 2009