Former Boston superintendent Tommy Chang will receive about $300,000, up to a year of health insurance, and a positive letter of recommendation, under a settlement agreement that was approved by the School Committee in secret Monday night in an apparent violation of state’s open meeting law.
The payout is based on providing Chang a year’s worth of his salary, which was $267,383. It also includes about $30,000 for 27 unused vacation days and three personal days, according to calculations made by the Globe.
Under the five-year employment contract Chang signed when he first began the job in 2015, he was entitled to receive a full year of pay if the School Committee terminated him without cause. Chang and Mayor Martin J. Walsh mutually decided to part ways last month after a series of public controversies, including a parent uproar last December over a failed proposal to change school start times.