The Fayette County school board in Kentucky voted Sunday to end its contract with PROACT Search Inc., the Wilmette company it hired to find a new superintendent, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
The board’s decision followed a Chicago Sun-Times report that PROACT Search CEO Gary Solomon made racial slurs in a 1999 email when he was a school administrator and teacher at Niles West High School in Skokie.
According to the Herald-Leader:
After the vote to terminate the contract, [Fayette County School Board Chairman John] Price said in an interview that “with the allegations against Mr. Solomon we felt we could not move forward in confidence with his company.”
“For the good of our students, for the good of our search, we need to move forward to terminate our contract as soon as possible,” Price said.