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Settlement reached with past principal


The Grand Coulee Dam School District board accepted Sue Hinton’s resignation Monday night.

Hinton was discharged from her position as principal of Center School and placed on administrative leave just before school began in late August.

The final settlement was agreed upon by the school board Monday night in executive session and then passed in open session.

Hinton remains on administrative leave until Nov. 1, when she will be placed on medical leave through Nov. 30, using up a month of sick leave.

Hinton will still have 120 days of sick leave, which will be eliminated by a 4-1 buyout, consistent with district policy. For every four days of sick leave remaining, Hinton will receive one day’s pay.

Her resignation includes both her principal position and her Title 7 role for the district.

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