EL PASO, Texas -- The El Paso Independent School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday evening to sever ties with their superintendent, giving him a payout of over a half-million dollars to leave.
Trustees by a 7-0 vote approved a voluntary separation agreement with Juan Cabrera, who had served as superintendent of the district for the past seven years. According to a copy of that agreement obtained by ABC-7, the district is giving him $558,917.54 along payment for three-months of vacation, other accrued leave time and benefits to depart.
Vince Sheffield, EPISD's deputy superintendent of administration & academics, has been named the interim superintendent effective Nov. 9.
The trustees' decision to part ways with Cabrera comes after a lawsuit filed in California alleged wrongdoing by Cabrera as he consulted for a charter school company in east Texas.
The company is owned by former EPISD board president Dori Fenenbock.
Both have denied any wrongdoing and Cabrera says his consulting was within the boundaries of his EPISD contract, but he negotiated his resignation in the wake of the controversy.
Below is a complete copy of the resignation agreement that was provided to ABC-7.