How much is Walker paid to stay home?
Walker paid more than $10K a week to stay homePhoto: Video by fox4now.com
FORT MYERS - Edison State College's embattled former president is getting a hefty check courtesy of your tax dollars - for doing nothing.
The college's board of trustees is scheduled to meet Friday to discuss how to move forward with the search to replace Dr. Kenneth Walker.
Walker was put on leave in November after an outcry from faculty over his leadership and accusations of misconduct.
The college immediately changed the locks on his office door and banned him from coming on campus.
A company was hired to box up and bubble wrap Walker's stuff, which included books, awards and pictures.
That cost taxpayers $425, according to a college spokesperson.
Walker now has the option of picking it up himself or hiring a company to do it for him.
Even though Walker is no longer in charge he is still collecting a big paycheck. According to the college's Web site, Walker's salary is $635,348.32.
A college spokesperson says Walker is paid $12,916.67 every two weeks to stay home. On top of that he's getting $1,444 for a housing allowance and $3,137.59 for retirement.
In total, even though Walker no longer runs the college, he's being paid $17,498.26 every two weeks to do nothing.
The college wants to fire Walker with cause. But with both sides preparing for a legal showdown, this could drag on for months costing the college and taxpayers even more money.