Brenda Case, district student achievement director, will retire this year.
But never fear, she will not leave the district. She will do what many school employees have done over the years: Start collecting state retirement benefits, but continue working for the district as a contract employee — without the district having to continue to pay for her benefits.
Her retirement concerned some.
“I got a call asking me, is Brenda Case leaving? I saw it on the agenda ... and I told them, she will just transfer from being a hired to a contract person,” said Shirley Dye, board member.
Business Manager Kathie Manning agreed with Dye. She told the board that this move would save Payson Unified School District $38,000.
“This is a mutually beneficial contract to Ms. Case and the district,” said Manning.
“And it’s less than what the interim superintendent will be paid,” said Johnny Ketchem, the new interim superintendent.