MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - He may have submitted his resignation from the number two job at Memphis City Schools, but Deputy Superintendent Irving Hamer will still collect a fat paycheck to the tune of $14,000 in tax payer dollars before he officially exits.
Dr. Hamer isn't allowed in the Board of Education building until the end of the month. He's suspended without pay until March 31 for inappropriate comments about a co-worker's breasts.
Tenese Matthews told abc24.com she doesn't see anything wrong with Dr. Hamer's comments. Matthews said, "They're boobs, they were distracting him; he's a man. I don't think he committed a crime."
George Quigley is a man too and he says not only did Hamer speak at the wrong time, what he said speaks volumes about his character. Quigley told abc24.com, "That's what's wrong in our society now, there's no morals."
Quigley added had he made those same comments at his work, "They would have fired me in a minute."
On April 1 he'll be back at work, resuming his $187,000 salary.
In Hamer's resignation letter, he referenced "time sensitive projects within [his] purview that require an appropriate transition plan." However, the school district has not commented on why Hamer is allowed to stay on until April 30.
ABC 24's repeated calls and emails to Memphis City Schools were not returned.