Alabama school superintendent still earning $15,500 per month despite not working

Published 9:15 am Monday, September 28, 2020

An Alabama school superintendent placed on leave after FBI agents showed up at his home during a probe is making about $15,500 a month in salary while not working.

The Decatur Daily reported that Trey Holladay, superintendent of Athens city schools, remains on paid leave weeks after investigators visited his house during what an FBI spokesman called a “law enforcement action.”

School board members voted unanimously to place Holladay on leave afterward, and he is being paid his annual salary of $186,134 in monthly installments. Meanwhile, an interim superintendent has taken over his duties.

“Nothing has changed,” the board president, Russell Johnson, told the newspaper. “He’s on paid administrative leave. We’re waiting for whatever the next step will be. We’re hoping this gets resolved soon.”

Johnson said the investigation was confidential at the request of federal officials.

“We have provided everything they’ve asked for,” Johnson said last week. “We’re just trying to get through this.”

An attorney for Holladay released a statement saying the superintendent was proud of his work for the system and hasn’t been charged.