After months of drama, the saga with Dr. James Dupree at the Monroe school board is over. He walked away with over 230 thousand dollars in a settlement with the school board last night. A day later teachers in the school system are trying to move forward. It was a celebration as Monroe teachers welcomed Julian Gray as their new leader of their school system. While many people questioned the 235 thousand dollars the Monroe city school board will pay Dupree to vacate the superintendent’s seat--some say its worth it all to just move on. Rachelle may teaches first grade at Clara Hall Elementary and she says the unrest in the school system with Dupree has been tough to deal with But she says shes ready for new leadership. "At the end of the day when you go home you’re just whipped out. You think I worked so hard today, but there’s just so much bickering going on at the administration level,” said May. Monroe Federation of Teachers President Sandie Lollie says while Dupree walked away with a chunk of change, shes just ready for the fighting to end "We need to get back to the business of educating the children, this school year has slowly started because of this going on," said Lollie Julian gray takes over but he admits the job has not been easy. "It’s been kind of rough but I think everything is going to get better, we’ve planned some things." The board will take 235 thousand from its general fund to get rid of former Superintendent James Dupree. A move board President Shelling says shes gotten full support from the public "Ive gotten not one phone call indicating the public’s displeased with it." NBC 10 News tried reaching Dupree about the money he walked away with...but he didnt want to comment. Dupree’s attorney, James Madison did not return any phone calls from NBC 10 News concerning his client.