After more than a week of controversy about a plan to pay her $25,000 not to leave, Santa Rosa school Superintendent Sharon Liddell says she is turning down the money – and plans to stay.

“Although the school board has been very generous in offering the retention incentive, the ultimate goal of my being able to stay in Santa Rosa has been reached,” she wrote in a letter released today to the community. “Money must stay as close to the classroom as possible, especially in these difficult times, and it must start with me. Therefore, I decline the retention incentive.”

What do you think? Do you think she made the right choice?