Quantcast

DURHAM: Eric Becoats to step down Tuesday - Greenville, NC | News | Weather | Sports - WNCT.com

Eric Becoats to step down as Durham Schools superintendent Tuesday

Posted: Updated:
DURHAM, N.C. -

Durham Public Schools Superintendent Eric Becoats will step down Tuesday amidst controversy about how he used his district-issued credit card.

Becoats will also be taking a hefty paycheck along with him. The Durham County Board of Education will pay Becoats a one-time severance pay of just under $300,000.

His contract ran through 2016 and Becoats spent three years as superintendent with an annual salary of more than $215,000.

Becoats had submitted his resignation on Dec. 19 after records revealed in October that he spent more than $20,000 with his district-issued credit card on out of state conferences, air travel, dinners, lunches and more.

He also came under fire for inappropriate use of an activity bus.

As the board prepares to begin their search for a replacement, Hugh Osteen, the Deputy Superintendent of Operations, will serve as acting superintendent of Durham Public Schools.

Becoats was named "Superintendent of the Year" by the National Alliance of Black Student Educators in 2012.

RELATED ARTICLES

RELATED STORIES

 

  • Back To SchoolMore>>

  • Tips for smart back-to-school shopping

    Tips for smart back-to-school shopping

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:03:52 GMT
    File photoFile photo
    Parents and students across North Carolina are preparing for traditional calendar schools to start back from summer break. That means parents will be stocking up on the necessary back to school supplies.
    Parents and students across North Carolina are preparing for traditional calendar schools to start back from summer break. That means parents will be stocking up on the necessary back to school supplies.
  • Cyber safety for the new school year

    Cyber safety for the new school year

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:30:04 GMT
    Backpacks full of heavy textbooks are increasingly becoming a thing of the past. Now students are learning in a modern day classroom where more and more of them are toting technology instead with 24/7
    Now that students have constant access to the cyber world, there are new security precautions parents and school districts have to be sure to take.
  • Wake schools discuss enrollment changes to fill 3 new schools

    Wake schools discuss enrollment changes to fill 3 new schools

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:55:20 GMT
    File photoFile photo
    Wake schools leaders held first discussions Tuesday concerning enrollment changes that will be necessary for the 2015-16 school year when two new high schools and an elementary school opens.
    Wake schools leaders held first discussions Tuesday concerning enrollment changes that will be necessary for the 2015-16 school year when two new high schools and an elementary school opens.
Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.