Oh, this is great: New Caroline County superintendent to continue getting paid/working for Wise County.

The Free Lance–Star:

[Gregory] Killough, 48, takes over as Caroline school superintendent July 1. He replaces Stanley Jones, who is retiring at the end of the month after six years in the post.

Killough is currently superintendent in Wise County in Southwest Virginia, but says he’s familiar with the Fredericksburg area.

And he will keep working and being paid by Wise County until April 2009 according to the Bristol Herald Courier:

Wise County, Va., Public School officials announced earlier this month that the district’s superintendent will resign July 1, but they have agreed to keep him on the payroll until April.

Gregory Killough, who will become the superintendent of Caroline County, Va., will receive $50,000 from the Wise County school system to be paid in monthly $5,000 installments through April of next year, according to a severance agreement into which he and the district entered on June 11.

In return, Killough is to “provide time and services … to assist WCSB (Wise County School Board) in its transition to a new division superintendent,” including “providing information regarding previous discussions/negotiations with all contractors, architectural and engineering firms, other third parties and employees of WCSB.”

Killough, who has been the Wise County school superintendent since 2005, was unavailable for comment Thursday and Friday.


Killough’s salary for the 2008-2009 academic year will be $120,000, a raise of more than $17,000 from Wise County, where his salary was $102,752 in the 2007-2008 academic year, said Judy Clawson, Killough’s assistant.

Caroline County will also reimburse Killough for “reasonable” moving expenses, a $1,200 per month housing allocation until the end of September or until his home in Wise County is sold, whichever comes first, according to the contract. He will have a $500 per month car allowance and a $5,000 annuity, both of which he also had in Wise County, said Clawson.

In addition, Wise County will pay Killough $15,000 for “all accumulated and non-transferable days,” according to the severance agreement.

You know, we needed a full-time Commonwealth’s Attorney for Caroline County and we managed to get one.

Looks like we need to get a full-time superintendent for our school system as well!

One thought on “Oh, this is great: New Caroline County superintendent to continue getting paid/working for Wise County.”

  1. Well, there is one thing we can say about the guy. Like Curry Roberts he knows how to work small town government for personal gain!

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