The Newport-Mesa Unified School District has rejected a workers' compensation claim filed by former Supt. John W. Nicoll.
The details of Nicoll's claim, filed in October, are confidential and Nicoll has said only that his "claim is in the process. Everything is pending."
The state Workers' Compensation Board will hold a hearing to decide the matter, said Forrest K. Werner, a Newport-Mesa school district board member.
Nicoll has declined to say how much money the claim seeks and what specific illnesses or medical expenses were cited.
Because the claim is a personnel matter, current Supt. Mac Bernd said: "The governing board of the district voted unanimously to reject all offers of settlement of the claim from Dr. Nicoll."