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Former Wentzville superintendent to get $1M in contract buyout

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Former Wentzville School District Superintendent Danielle Tormala is set to receive more than $1 million in a buyout of her contract.

Tormala, who recently resigned, has reportedly agreed not to pursue any claims against the district and its board for "compensatory damages, emotional distress, loss of reputation, humiliation, embarrassment, costs, expenses and attorneys’ fees." The district and board also agreed not to pursue legal action against Tormala.

Tormala, who was Wentzville’s superintendent since July 2022, led the district as it worked through political conflicts and media attention over its response to the pandemic and debates about race and gender in curriculum and library books, according to the st. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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