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ConVal athletic director, assistant step down amid investigation

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal Athletic Director Jon Hall has resigned from that position and has stepped down as coach of the ConVal Boys’ Varsity soccer team, according to ConVal School District Superintendent of Schools Brendan Minnihan.

Hall resigned Sept. 30. Mel Keeler, administrative assistant in the Athletic Department, resigned Oct. 1.

There is an ongoing investigation related to discrepancies in student activity funds, according to Minnihan. When asked if there was a connection between the resignations and the investigation, Minnihan said he could not comment.
Both Hall and Keeler had general oversight of the funds, Minnihan said Tuesday, adding that “different people touch the funds at different times.”

In an email, Minnihan wrote: “Approximately two weeks ago we became aware of discrepancies in student activity funds. There are funds that various student groups raise through fundraising or other activities. Discrepancies in the cash receipts were discovered when bank deposits were made. We launched an investigation and reported the matter to the Peterborough Police Department. Although no conclusive evidence was uncovered, we have determined that proper record-keeping protocols were not followed.
“The district takes this matter seriously and will be reviewing and revising its practices to assure that tighter financial controls are implemented and followed. The district will also assure that all student activity funds are made whole. It is our understanding that no criminal charges will be pursued against any individual.”
He said he has heard some folks speculating that a large amount of money is missing.

“The amount of money that we’re talking about is somewhere around $1,000,” he said.

Hall and Keeler could not be reached for comment.

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