The Board of Education is working to identify and hire an interim superintendent to begin work on July 1, according to Varney. A search for a permanent successor will begin in the late spring or summer, he added.
Pickett's lawsuit focuses on the three individuals, not the school district although the district has provided counsel for the three.
Pickett says in addition to being falsely accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student his performance reviews were negatively altered and he was continually investigated " all in attempts to have him fired for speaking out against the school.
Pickett was hired by RCS in 1989 and is a tenured teacher. He currently teaches at the district's middle school, where he has worked since 2005.