SEGUIN, Texas – The Seguin Independent School District has released the resignation agreement signed by former Superintendent Stetson Roane, his wife, Denise Roane, and Seguin ISD Board President Ishmael Flores.
The parties agreed that Stetson Roane would be paid $94,500, which is six months salary of his most recent contract. The payment will be made in a "lump sum with the legally required deductions," according to the agreement.
Seguin ISD's human resources department will also provide a neutral reference for the former superintendent. Such reference would include his dates of employment, last position held, salary information and the fact that Roane resigned for personal reasons.
The resignation agreement stated that Stetson Roane may seek a personal reference from any district employee he chooses, and that individual has the sole right to decide whether to provide a reference.
The confidentiality clause included may provide some insight as to why district spokesman Sean Hoffmann and board of trustees members will not discuss what led to Stetson Roane's departure. The agreement doesn't state why an investigation stemming from a complaint was launched in January. It does say that upon a public information request for the investigation report, "SISD will notify the Texas Attorney General that the information should be withheld pursuant to Section 552.107 of the Texas Government Code." When KSAT-12 News asked Hoffmann who initiated the complaint, he would not elaborate.
Seguin ISD agreed not to report Stetson Roane or his resignation to the Texas Education Agency.
Stetson Roane led the district during several controversial topics, including plans to buy the city's independent newspaper and radio station, which were later abandoned. He also defended the decision to build a 1,403-square-foot video scoreboard at Matador Stadium, which the district called the biggest in the country for a high school.
Stetson Roane "shall not seek re-employment with SISD for two years," a clause in the agreement said.
Roane's wife will be placed on administrative leave March 6 though June 30, at which time she will resign. However, Denise Roane will receive all compensation and benefits that she would have received had she been actively working.