Autauga County School Board Responds to Ethics Complaint
State Representative Paul Beckman says a former superintendent committed a major ethics violation.
Faulkner was defeated by current superintendent, Spence Agee, in March.
Faulkner did not finish his term which ran through December of this year, and instead stepped down in April.
Beckman alleges Faulkner negotiated to be paid $57,500, a six months salary, to leave the job early, which Beckman says is illegal as an elected official.
"We ran it by our legal counsel. We ran it by the Ethics Commission. We talked to people at the State Board of Education, so we tried to do our homework and what we thought we were in authority to do," said Autauga County School Board Chairman, Mark Hindman.
The Ethics Commision agrees with the school board.
They say there is insufficient evidence of wrongdoing, but Beckman says he will take the case to the Attorney General.