FRANKLIN, Va. (WVEC) -- The City of Franklin Public Schools superintendent, Dr. Willie Bell, has been terminated.

That information comes from the interim superintendent, Kelvin Edwards. Edwards tells 13News Now the decision came after the Friday evening school board meeting.

Edwards adds Dr. Bell's termination came as part of his contract, and a severance package was offered.

13News Now has also learned three school board members have submitted resignations, The Franklin City Attorney says city council must accept the resignations before the details can be made public.

Franklin Co. Public Schools letter by 13News Now on Scribd