Originally posted at 3:03 p.m. Updated at 11:22 p.m.
FRAMINGHAM – Stacy Scott, who has been on an extended paid leave as superintendent of schools since August, has submitted his resignation.
Framingham School Committee announced the resignation on Thursday, Dec. 15.
Edward Gotgart will continue to serve as Acting Superintendent while the process for identifying candidates for the Superintendent position moves forward.
Scott’s contract ends on June 30, 2017.
Based on his contract with the district, Scott needed to give 150 days written notice of his resignation.
The School Committee and Scott negotiated a separation agreement, and announced it in August. The School Committee has chosen not to release that agreement.
Under his contract, Scott would be paid after he gave his notice for those 150 days. It is unclear if that 150 day countdown, started in August or December. If December, Scott would continue to receive a paycheck through spring 2017.
The School Committee announced the Superintendent’s leave on August 24 in a memo to Framingham Public school employees. Framingham Source was the first media outlet to publish the news to the community. The School Committee said back in August it could not discuss the matter as he was still employed and receiving a check.
Scott was hired in 2012. He received a very positive review and received a contract extension, under then School Committee Chair Beverly Hugo.
In May, Framingham Source exclusively reported that Scott have been superintendent without a valid license for the entire 2015-16 school year.
After the license issue, the Framingham Teachers Association took a no confidence vote in Scott.
The School Committee also held closed door meetings to discuss the Superintendent, after the license issue became public.
During the 2015-2016 school year, Scott was a finalist for superintendent in three school districts in two states. In each case, the district chose another candidate.
The Framingham School Committee began advertising for a new Superintendent of Schools on November 30. Application deadline is December 30. Click here to read the ad.
The School Committee has announced it plans to vote to hire a new Superintendent in March 2017.
Earlier this week, a search committee was announced. The search committee is tasked with reviewing resumes, identifying semi-finalists, and identifying finalists that the public can meet and the School Committee can interview.