The embattled St. Joseph Board of Education Thursday night appears to have put one of its many legal problems behind it.
The board voted 5-0 to settle a lawsuit filed by CFO Beau Musser after he was falsely accused of sexual misconduct.
"We are relieved that we are at this point," said board member Chris Danford.
The amount of the settlement was not released. But it appears there are still a few details to work out.
Musser was one of the whistle-blowers on $270,000 in stipends secretly given to 54 top administrations last spring by former superintendent Fred Czerwonka.
According to his lawsuit, Musser was worried that the board was kept in the dark about the stipends and concerned it may violate Missouri law.
When he brought those concerns to Czerwonka and HR director Doug Flowers he was accused of misconduct. According to the lawsuit, Czerwonka and Flowers offered to buy out Musser's contract in return for his silence on the stipends.