City school board accepts Mangum’s resignation, agrees to settlement

Published 5:59 pm Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Selma City School Board voted Tuesday to accept Dr. Angela Mangum’s resignation as superintendent and agreed to a financial settlement.

Mangum was placed on administrative leave exactly two weeks ago for an alleged breach of her contract after the board found out through the media she was a candidate for the Pike Road Schools superintendent position.

A clause in her contract required her to notify the school board if she decided to seek employment outside of the district.

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Johnny Moss, president of the board, said they received Mangum’s letter of resignation Monday, as well as a proposed settlement agreement.

During a Tuesday hearing to discuss Mangum’s termination, Moss revealed the board had received a letter of resignation and a proposed settlement agreement from Mangum. The board then went into executive session for a brief period of time to discuss the letter and agreement.

After returning from executive session, the board voted to accept the letter and agreement. Moss said details of the settlement were not immediately available for release, but they would be at the next school board meeting. He did confirm the settlement was financial.

Mangum was not present at the hearing.

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