Duluth School Board Member Resigns from City Position
Posted at: 10/01/2012 6:18 PM
| Updated at: 10/01/2012 10:52 PM
By: Paige Calhoun
Tom Kasper has worked for the City of Duluth since 1995, according to a profile in Duluth Superior Magazine. Kasper is also a Duluth School Board member.
Friday, Kasper resigned from his post as City Building and Grounds Supervisor, according to Duluth City Attorney Gunnar Johnson.
Last month, city officials confirmed that Kasper was not working for the month of September. The city said at the time, they were investigating complaints and charges relating to Kasper, but said that the nature of the complaints would not be made public until disciplinary action, if any, was complete.
With Kasper's resignation, Johnson said the city will not pursue their investigation because Kasper is no longer a city employee. That means the disciplinary action, if any, is not final. According to state law, that means information in the investigation is not public. Kasper himself has not answered any Eyewitness News requests for comment since the investigation began.
Kasper is also known in the community as a Duluth School Board Member. He's been on the board since 2009, and is currently serving as Vice Chair. During his time away from his post with the city, Kasper did attend a regular school board meeting in September.
Duluth School District Spokesperson Katie Kaufman said she does not have any information on Kasper's plans. Eyewitness News calls to Kasper for comment have not been returned.