The Mexico Schools announced Dr. Tammy Lupardus’ retirement two weeks ago after the superintendent served less than one year in the district. The board previously placed Lupardus on administrative leave last month. Lupardus outlines the terms of her exit.

Lupardus indicates she intended to complete her new three-year contract.

The former Mexico superintendent elaborates on the decision to accept half of her contract.

As previously reported, Mexico School Board President Todd Yager confirmed the settlement, but Yager maintains the district placed Lupardus on leave for performance reasons. Mexico named Lupardus’ assistant Melissa Chastain interim superintendent for next school year.