Jeannette City pays former principal $65K severance package |

Jeannette City pays former principal $65K severance package

Jamie Martines
Former Jeannette High School Principal Patricia Rozycki resigned at a special meeting of the school board on May 30, 2018.

The Jeannette City School District has agreed to pay former Principal Patricia Rozycki $65,605 following her resignation in May, according to a copy of the severance agreement the district released this week.

The Tribune-Review filed a right-to-know request June 7.

Rozycki will continue to receive health insurance benefits until Sunday, according to the severance agreement.

She waived claim to any sick, vacation or personal time, per the agreement. The district also agreed to remove any restrictions on district employees communicating with Rozycki, who was placed on paid administrative leave March 19.

At that time, Superintendent Matthew Jones said the move was part of district policy. “There are no indications of any inappropriate contact with a student,” he said.

Rozycki resigned May 30, though her resignation goes into effect Friday.

Rozycki served as the high school principal for five years and previously taught high school English.

She earned about $90,200 annually, according to state Department of Education data from the 2016-17 school year.

On June 18, the school board hired Joseph P. Baker , a former teacher and administrator at Adelphoi Education, Blairsville-Saltsburg School District and Franklin Regional School District, to replace Rozycki. He will earn $82,000 per year.

Jamie Martines is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at [email protected], 724-850-2867 or via Twitter @Jamie_Martines.

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