A top Twin Rivers Unified School District administrator resigned this week and will receive nearly $175,000 on his way out, the district confirmed Friday.
Rob Ball, associate superintendent of business support services, submitted his "voluntary resignation" to the Twin Rivers Board of Trustees, which accepted it on Thursday, according to a statement.
He will receive $174,570.60, the share of salary he would have been paid through the rest of the fiscal year that ends June 30, 2014, the district said. No further details were provided about the payment.
The district did not give Ball's explanation for resigning, and he could not be reached for comment.
Ball, 63, served as the district's interim superintendent for several months last year. He previously was assistant superintendent of the Rio Linda Union School District before it merged with three other north area districts in 2008.
Ball was one of three current Twin Rivers administrators receiving a rare perk in the education world, in which the district paid their share of pension contributions, The Bee reported this week. In the school year that ended June 30, the benefit cost the district $51,000.
State leaders last year considered the practice objectionable enough that they banned California public employers from picking up the employee share for new workers hired starting this year.
Twin Rivers trustees and newly hired Superintendent Steven Martinez said they intended to end the perk when they renewed contracts in the spring. Martinez declined such a perk in his own contract.
In its statement, the district said Ball "is recognized as a talented and well-respected professional, both in our district and throughout the state. He has been a leader in our district since its inception, and he has served our staff and students tirelessly.
"We wish him great success with his future endeavors, and we are confident that his work will continue to make a positive difference for the students in our public schools."