W-G’s Passet resigns post

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools District Treasurer Doug Passet submitted his letter of resignation Monday to the Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education and will leave the position effective July 31.

Passet has served in the position for five years.

Passet’s letter of resignation simply stated he was resigning the position effective that date. He did not provide any reasons for his resignation.

Passet declined comment when asked about his resignation.

Board President David Pepple thanked Passet for his service.

“He has been a loyal employee for five years,” Pepple said. “We wish him the best of luck on what he decides to do.”

Passet’s resignation comes after he received a less than favorable evaluation from board members in December. While Passet’s evaluation was not underachieving, board members pointed out several concerns they would like to see addressed.

Two board members said his performance was unsatisfactory in “collecting all monies due the board” and “works cooperatively with people within and without the school.”

Other concerns mentioned in the evaluation included a board member stating they were “disappointed that after two years a former board member and former superintendents’ names were still on bank records.”

Other concerns cited by board members included failure to provide a clear picture of the school district’s deficit to the board, leading to an appearance of dishonesty and severe lack of attention to financial detail during negotiations with staff and faculty.

Pepple and Passet declined comment on whether the review was connected to the resignation.