Goren severance terms revealed

Outgoing Evanston School District 65 Superintendent Paul Goren will receive nearly $81,000 in severance payment from the board.

The superintendent, who still had two years left to run on his contract, announced his resignation on June 14 and it was accepted by the School Board Monday.

Terms of the resignation agreement, which were not disclosed at the meeting at which the board voted to accept Goren’s resignation, were released to Evanston Now by the district in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.

The agreement specifies that Goren, whose last day on the job is June 30, will be paid $80,838.87 in severance, equivalent to 16 weeks of his annual base salary of $262,726.33.

He’ll also receive health insurance coverage through the end of the calendar year, payment for 17 unused vacation days and the right to retain the cell phone and laptop computer provided to him by the district.

Under the agreement Goren waives the right to sue the board over his departure.

Goren was hired by District 65 in 2014 at a salary of $250,000 with a four year contract term. He received a contract extension to June 2021 in 2017.

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