The Alabama Board of Education agreed this afternoon to buy out two-year college Chancellor Freida Hill's contract as part of a settlement agreement to avoid litigation.
The board voted 7-2, with members Mary Scott Hunter and Gary Warren dissenting, to pay Hill $228,224 -- the remainder of her contract through Nov. 30 -- as well as up to $5,000 in moving expenses. She resigned effective the end of business today.
"Thank you for the service you've given to the state, especially with workforce development," said Gov. Robert Bentley, president of the school board. "On behalf of the board, I just wish you the best."
Also as part of the settlement agreement, Hill and the board agreed not to make any disparaging remarks about each other.