No criminal charges will be brought against former McLean County Superintendent Terry Hayes.

According to Kentucky State Police, the McLean County attorney reviewed an investigative report related to a charge of harassment brought against the former school leader, but has declined to prosecute him.

According to the prosecutor, the evidence was not sufficient for what is required under Kentucky law.

School officials said “inappropriate conduct allegations” were surrounding Hayes months ago during a series of contentious school board meetings.

KSP began looking into allegations in March. 

Neither the school board, attorneys, or detectives have detailed specifics of allegations brought against Hayes.

The school board announced that Hayes officially resigned on March 22.

During the meeting, the board rescinded Hayes’ original resignation filed on March 12 and approved a settlement and agreement.

In the agreement, it states that Hayes filed a new letter of resignation on March 22 asking for paid administrative leave until October 31. The board approved that request.

The agreement also states that Hayes will receive his current salary and benefits until that date.

Deputy Superintendent Shannon Lindsey will be the interim superintendent until another one is named.

The school board hopes to have a new superintendent by July 1st.

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(This story was originally published May 11, 2018)