Burnsville’s Hall, Myhra responded to Chance controversy
Local legislators, Rep. Pam Myhra and Sen. Dan Hall both chief-sponsored legislation aimed at expanding disclosure of information behind public-employee buyout deals.
They were responding to the Tania Chance controversy in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. The district paid its former human resources director nearly $255,000 in a settlement agreement under which she left the district with 18 months left on her contract.
At first, the district, on the advice of its attorney, concealed parts of the buyout agreement showing that Chance had initiated charges with state agencies against the district and Superintendent Randy Clegg. The district sought an opinion from the state Department of Administration on whether it had properly concealed that information under data-privacy law. See more in John Gessner’s Sun Thisweek story.