School Board Begins Process to Oust Williams

August 9, 2011 Updated Aug 9, 2011 at 6:37 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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School Board Begins Process to Oust Williams

August 9, 2011 Updated Aug 9, 2011 at 6:37 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Members of the Buffalo Board of Education on Tuesday voted to begin the process of removing the current superintendent.

Dr. James Williams and the district had come to an understanding that he would stay on until his retirement in June 2012, when his contract ends.

Instead, the board voted in special session to oust Williams under the no fault removal clause in his contract.

Williams will be paid half of his annual salary if the board votes to remove him under terms of the agreement. Six months of salary for Williams equals $110,000.

A final decision will be made following a meeting on Friday at 4 p.m. Williams will be invited to attend along with members of the public.