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Report: DeKalb County Schools will pay former superintendent candidate $750,000

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Report: DeKalb County Schools will pay former superintendent candidate $750,000

Rudy Crew. Image provided by DeKalb County Schools

This story has been updated.

Stone Mountain, GA — DeKalb County Schools has agreed to pay a $750,000 settlement to Rudy Crew, a candidate for superintendent who didn’t get the job, according to The Champion newspaper.

Crew was expected to land the job as DeKalb County’s next superintendent, but at the last minute the School Board declined to approve his contract following public scrutiny of his controversies in other school districts.

Crew filed a lawsuit, alleging racial and age discrimination. He initially demanded $1.5 million from the school district.

“The $750,000 settlement was approved by the board of education March 26 after a brief executive session,” The Champion reported. “Crew’s lawsuit sought back pay, compensation for emotional distress and mental anguish, and punitive damages against Morley.”

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