Wild Rose School Division faces $5-million suit

A former superintendent with Wild Rose School Division is suing the division for $5.29 million.

A former superintendent with Wild Rose School Division is suing the division for $5.29 million.

Beverly Hammond filed a statement of claim with Red Deer’s Court of Queen Bench on Tuesday claiming that the school division breached her employment and termination agreements, and damaged her reputation and health.

The allegations have not been proven in court and a statement of defence has not been filed.

The statement of claim said Hammond worked as a deputy superintendent for Wild Rose for almost five years before she was hired as superintendent on a five-year contract starting on Jan. 1, 2008.

During 2008 the statement of claim says she was unable to work from Sept. 8 to Dec. 8 due to a medical condition and Hammond and the division executed a mutual termination agreement that would pay her $367,870, equal to 12 months salary, benefits and pension.

The statement of claim says the school division failed to honour the agreement and instead offered salary and unused vacation entitlement of about $175,000.

She claims omissions and acts of Wild Rose school board trustees impacted her reputation and damaged her health. Compensation is also sought for mental stress and suffering for the manner of termination and future loss of income.

Wild Rose School Division officials were not available to comment on Wednesday.

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