CHEROKEE Co., SC (WSPA) – Cherokee School District Board of Trustees has agreed to pay former superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore nine months of her base salary, totaling $114,232.50, according to a resignation settlement agreement.
In November, Moore was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence by the S.C. Highway Patrol.
Trooper Joe Hovis said Moore rear ended another vehicle on Interstate 85 North around mile marker 50.
No one was hurt in the crash.
Moore was charged with DUI and taken to Greenville County Detention Center, where she refused a breath test.
She was released from jail on a $992 personal recognizance bond.
“She don’t deserve no money. She don’t deserve a penny,” said resident Rachel Henderson. “Half of us out here living from week to week, can’t get anything done, and then she comes up and they’re going to give her all this money? No.”
Moore’s employment contract said it can be terminated by a mutual agreement and in that event, the superintendent’s severance pay must be the balance of the contract or nine months base salary -whichever is less.
Read Dr. Moore’s Employment Agreement:
“It’s an unfortunate thing, you know what I mean. She’s human though. We all make mistakes,” said resident Darrell McSwain. “I hate it for her, but still, I hate it for the tax payer more than I do her. Where’s that $114,000 coming from? We’re going to come up for another $114,000 to pay somebody else [new superintendent]? No, they need to put her [Dr. Moore] to work. They need to put her back to work. ”
The resignation settlement agreement contained a letter Moore sent to the Board of Trustees of the school district informing them of her intent to retire.
Read Dr. Moore’s letter to the Board below:
In the settlement agreement, the Board and Moore agreed to allow her to retire from the school district effective Dec. 31, 2018, as well as allow her to serve as a consultant for the district, should anyone need her advice.
Moore also agreed to provide information and assistance to the school district regarding any litigation, personnel matters and “resolution of disputes concerning construction of District facilities that may have arisen during her administration” through Dec. 31, 2019. The Board agreed to pay Moore any expenses she might incur in providing that information or assistance.
Read the resignation settlement agreement in full below:
Moore’s next court date is scheduled Jan. 30.