Resigning Milton School District administrators will get large severance package

The Milton School District and its insurance company will pay $447,000 in severance pay and compensatory damages to two high-ranking administrators resigning in June.

School board President Joe Martin says that the district will pay less than $80,000 of that amount. The district’s insurance carrier will pay the rest.

The amounts are contained in resignation agreements for Superintendent Tim Schigur and Director of Administrative Operations Jerry Schuetz obtained by The Gazette on Monday through Wisconsin’s open records law.

Schigur will receive $148,500 in severance pay over the course of one year beginning Aug. 1. He also will receive a lump-sum payment of $148,500 for “compensatory damages and attorneys’ fees.”

Schuetz will be paid two lump sums of $75,000, one for severance and another for compensatory damages and attorneys’ fees.

In exchange for the payments, Schigur and Schuetz agreed to waive any and all lawsuits and legal claims against the district and school board, with the exception of claims made against board member Brian Kvapil in a March 21 cease-and-desist letter from Schuetz’s attorney.