Published: Sep 22, 2010 11:35 AM EDT
Updated: Sep 22, 2010 8:19 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Lee County School Board starts to decide what's next today. Members are holding a special meeting this afternoon to discuss the resignation of Superintendent Dr. James Browder.

Dr. Browder announced this week he was leaving the school district to take a job as Vice President of Operations at Edison State College. His contract pays him $342,000 in severance.

The golden parachute is stirring up controversy now that it's deployed and it's one issue the board could discuss today. Another topic could be appointing an interim Superintendent during the search for a full time replacement.

The board at sometime also has to determine how they will search for a new Superintendent and whether the current members will be involved or the process will wait until three new members are sworn in November 16th.

Today's special meeting starts at 3:30 at the school board headquarters on Colonial Blvd.