Twin Falls officials say little about $94,000 payout

A Twin Falls school administrator received a payout of more than $94,000 — and district officials are saying little about the deal.

The Twin Falls Times-News wrote Sunday about the district’s payout to director of support services Clara Allred.

The Times-News said it sued the district seeking a copy of the separation agreement with Allred, and said the reason for the payout and the cause of Allred’s departure remain unclear.

District officials did tell the Times-News that Allred retired, and said her departure was unrelated to any malfeasance.

Shelly Cozakos, Allred’s attorney, issued a statement to The Times-News.

“Clara made the difficult decision to retire from the district and has no ill will for the district or any of its employees, and wishes them well,” the statement said, in part. “She desires to move on and help special needs children in a different capacity.”

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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