Former DC Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson to receive 6 months of severance pay

Following his resignation last week, former D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson will receive six months of severance pay from the city, according to a settlement agreement with the city.

Wilson stepped down after he violated policy by bypassing the District's school lottery system to secure a transfer for his daughter to another school. He apologized for his actions, telling FOX 5 that he "made the wrong decision in terms of how to go about it."

Wilson will receive half of his $280,000 salary as part of the separation agreement. His employment will be terminated on March 7.

Wilson was superintendent for the Oakland Unified School District in California before coming to D.C. in Feb. 2017.

Dr. Amanda Alexander, the chief of elementary schools, was named the interim chancellor.