HOLDEN, Mass. — Superintendent Thomas Pandiscio will retire Dec. 15, it was announced after executive session negotiations during Monday night's meeting of the Wachusett Regional School Committee.
Pandiscio had announced his intention to resign Aug. 13 in an email to school committee members, after an outcry from the community in relation to $2.6 million in accounting errors made in the district. He had made it clear that he would stay on as long as he was needed.
At their last meeting in August, school committee members put forward a motion to put a vote of confidence behind Pandiscio and not accept his resignation, though Monday night's decision rendered that effort moot.
According to chair Duncan Leith, the School Committee will be entering into negotiations with Glenwood Elementary Principal Anthony Gasbarro as a potential interim superintendent.
Pandiscio's current contract would have expired June 30, 2014, and would have automatically renewed until June 30, 2016.
Leith said he was sorry to see Pandiscio retire, adding that it had been "a pleasure to work with him."