Carrie Gruman-Trinkner has resigned as a choral instructor in the Weyauwega-Fremont School District.
Her resignation was accepted by the School Board during its May 14 meeting.
The motion and vote by the board to accept her resignation followed a closed session that lasted about one hour.
Her resignation is effective the end of the 2014-15 school year.
When asked by the Waupaca County Post if he had any comments about the resignation, District Administrator Scott Bleck repeated that Gruman-Trinkner resigned effective the end of the 2014-15 school year and said her resignation has been accepted.
The School Board met in closed session several times in recent months to discuss Gruman-Trinkner’s employment service with the district.
Last week, the board was about halfway into its Committee of the Whole agenda when Greg Gill Sr., the school district’s attorney, asked the board to go into closed session.
That was at 7:51 p.m. The meeting started at 6:30 p.m.
When board member Neal Loehrke questioned why the board was being asked to do so then, Gill said he was there for the board and that it should do so as a “courtesy to me” rather than around 10 p.m.
The closed session was the last item on the board’s agenda.
The board voted to go into closed session.
Gill and a representative for Gruman-Trinkner made several trips between the district’s conference room and Gruman-Trinkner’s choral room during the one hour the board was in closed session.
Gruman-Trinkner became the district’s middle and high school choral and drama teacher in 2009. Prior to being hired for the position, she worked as a substitute for the district for two years and also directed plays.
She attended school in the W-F district from fourth through ninth grade.