In this file photo from May 2015, Bethlehem High School Principal Scott Landry works with a student in the kitchen to prepare ingredients for a batch of Sydney’s Cycling Sauce. (Spotlight file photo)
DELMAR — Bethlehem Central High School Principal Scott Landry resigned.
The Bethlehem Central School District Board of Education accepted Landry’s resignation, which won’t take effect until June 30, 2017 — the end of the current academic year. Landry was placed on leave in May, just prior to the end of the previous academic year.
A settlement was reached shortly before Landry and the district were to proceed with disciplinary hearings just last week.
“The Board is pleased to mutually resolve this matter without going through extended litigation,” stated Board President Matt Downey, in a statement released this evening. “The Board and District administration look forward to devoting their full attention to the students and staff of the District.”
Landry remains on paid leave until the effective date of his resignation. On the effective date of his resignation, he will receive payments for sick leave and vacation leave.
According to a salary disclosure document on the district’s website, the unnamed high school principal position is to earn a salary of $131,514 during the 2016/17 academic year.
It was announced earlier this year that Interim High School Principal Mike Klugman will continue in the position through June 2017 to provide continuity to students and staff. A search for a permanent high school principal will begin in early spring 2017.
Michael Hallisey is managing editor of Spotlight Newspapers.