By Francisco Alvarado, FloridaBulldog.org, Special to SouthFloridaReporter.com, Sept. 29, 2015 – Nine months ago, a state audit concluded that Miami Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho’s generous severance package violated state law. Despite the finding, Carvalho has refused to amend his employment agreement to fix one of the problems identified in the audit, claiming he doesn’t have to do so.
The Florida Auditor General’s report determined that “contrary to law” Carvalho’s contract with the school board does not “prohibit severance pay should the superintendent be terminated for misconduct.”
Carvalho would not be interviewed. Instead, he responded to questions via school district spokeswoman Daisy Gonzalez-Diego, who said changing Carvalho’s contract to prohibit severance pay should he be fired simply isn’t necessary.