Fired O’Farrell superintendent got settlement, health benefits

Former O’Farrell Charter University Superintendent Jonathan Dean is shown all through an interview with KPBS in 2018. (Ebone Monet/KPBS)

A former O’Farrell Charter College superintendent accused of misconduct was compensated $120,000 less than a settlement quietly signed final year.

Jonathan Dean worked at the southeastern San Diego university for much more than a decade till board associates unanimously fired him devoid of trigger in June 2020. O’Farrell under no circumstances offered any public rationalization for his termination, but inewsource located the faculty had investigated Dean subsequent an accusation of misconduct involving a feminine staff. 

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More specifics were never ever disclosed, and Dean has persistently denied any wrongdoing.

The settlement is considerably less than what the former administrator was originally seeking. Underneath his work arrangement, his termination without having lead to built him qualified for a $250,000 severance. A yearlong lawful fight ensued soon after O’Farrell didn’t pay out.

Dean also alleged wrongful termination and age discrimination, amongst other promises. Beneath the settlement, the university denies the allegations even though Dean “denies any acts or omissions warranted his separation.”

The O’Farrell Constitution Faculty in Encanto is shown on Aug. 20, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)

In addition to $120,000, O’Farrell will fund wellness benefits for Dean and his suitable dependents until eventually he turns 65, or right until he obtains equivalent protection with another employer. 

The college also reimbursed him for $13,600 value of insurance plan rates. 

Dean and his attorney, Jon Vanderpool, declined to comment.

O’Farrell under no circumstances disclosed the settlement in a board meeting. Point out law would have expected the arrangement to be noted in open session if the board had recognized an offer you from Dean. But in this circumstance, Dean was the past bash to sign the agreement — indicating the school only has to disclose the offer on inquiry.

inewsource received the settlement before this thirty day period as a result of a data ask for. The litigation involving Dean past appeared on an assembly agenda in July, but the board did not approve the minutes right up until previous week, right after inewsource brought the unapproved product to the school’s focus.

O’Farrell has about 1,900 pupils in kindergarten through 12th grade, with the bulk regarded as socioeconomically disadvantaged.

The school is now headed by Cindy Wagner, previous deputy superintendent of the South Bay Union School District. She succeeded Susan Cuttitta, who headed O’Farrell on an interim basis next Dean’s termination and has considering that resumed her position as operations director.




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