Superintendent gets major money from Lee Schools to leave for new job

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New fallout after word that Lee County School Superintendent Dr. James Browder will get more than $300,000 for leaving the district.
Dr. Browder’s contract with the School Board was re-negotiated in 2008 to include a severance package if either party cut ties in the four-year deal. Now, as he’s looking to end things early, we’re learning he’ll get paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to pack up.
The latest contract states Browder’s entitled to two years pay if either the School Board, or he, ends his superintendent run.