MANSFIELD — The Richland County Children Services board approved a separation agreement with Executive Director Randy Parker today.
The vote was 11-0 on the separation agreement and mutual release of claims. Board member Pam Siegenthaler was absent.
On May 16, the board voted 6-4 to place Parker on paid administrative leave, but did not give a reason. Parker, who has been with the agency since August 2002, will continue to be on paid leave until Aug. 8.
The board and Parker issued a joint public statement, which read, in part, “Randy Parker has served as the executive director of Richland County Children Services for 10 years with many accomplishments that have strengthened the agency and benefited its constituency during his tenure. Nevertheless, Mr. Parker and RCCS acknowledge that change in leadership is inevitable, and that after a successful decade together, it is time for their affiliation to come to a conclusion.”
For more on this story, including details of the separation agreement, see Tuesday’s print and online editions of the News Journal.