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Brewster Schools Chief Used Unauthorized Vacation Days, Report Says

Valerie Henning-Piedmonte, Brewster Superintendent of Schools Photo Credit: File
Valerie Henning-Piedmonte, Brewster Superintendent of Schools Photo Credit: KG+D Architects, PC

Brewster Schools Superintendent Valerie Henning-Piedmonte cashed in five vacation days for $4,923 that records show had not been approved by the school board, according to this investigative report by lohud.com.

Henning-Piedmonte cashed in five days on Aug.16, part of her request to cash in 20 days at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year. School board documents revealed that the issue was discussed in private, but never approved in public, as required by state law, LoHud's Tax Watch columnist reported.

Henning-Piedmonte’s contract allowed her to cash in 15 days that she did not use. Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Victor Karlsson approved payment for the extra days, just a month after he was promoted to the district’s top finance post.

The unauthorized payments were discovered in a broader Tax Watch investigation into superintendent pay across 54 public school districts in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties set to be published next week.

At Tuesday's school board meeting,  Henning-Piedmonte said she deserved the right to cash in the extra days because the district could not afford to have her take time off during the summer.

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