RPS board, outgoing superintendent agree on severance deal

RPS Superintendent Dana Bedden will part ways with the school district in June.

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — School board members in Richmond finalized the terms of outgoing Superintendent Dr. Dana Bedden’s impending departure Monday night.

According to a city official, school board members and Dr. Bedden agreed to a $294,571 severance deal.

In his first public interview since the school board’s abrupt announcement last week that it will part ways with its superintendent in June, Dr. Bedden spoke exclusively with 8News about why he’s leaving. He also addressed allegations that he plagiarized his dissertation at Virginia Tech more than a decade ago.

School board member Jonathan Young from the city’s 4th District said the board did not announce who the interim superintendent will be.

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