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ConVal Regional seeks replacement for high school athletic director

PETERBOROUGH — The Contoocook Valley Regional School District is seeking to replace ConVal High School athletic director Jon Hall, who resigned last month.

Superintendent of Schools Brendan Minnihan said Hall had worked for the school district from 1994 to 1999 as a social studies teacher. He was rehired by the school district in 2005 as the athletic director. He earned $75,200 a year.

The departure of Hall and his administrative assistant coincides with an investigation of funds reportedly missing from student activity accounts.

Hall resigned Sept. 30. He also stepped down as coach of the ConVal Boys Varsity soccer team. Mel Keeler, administrative assistant in the Athletic Department, resigned Oct. 1.
Both had general oversight of the funds, according to Minnihan.

Keeler was hired as an administrative assistant to the athletic director in 2010. She earned $27,824 annually.

Both positions are being advertised and would pay similar salaries based on experience, Minnihan said.
Peterborough Police Chief Scott Guinard has not responded to calls Tuesday or Wednesday.

In an email earlier this week, 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.”

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