Pickerington Local School District treasurer Dan Griscom announced Sept. 24 that he would retire in February.
Griscom has served as treasurer since May 2008. He told the Pickerington Board of Education on Sept. 10, and the board approved his resignation for retirement purposes during a morning meeting today (Sept. 24).
“This was a difficult decision, as I greatly enjoy my service as treasurer for the Pickerington Local School District,” Griscom wrote in a letter to fellow PLSD staff members. “It has been a pleasure and an honor to work with all of you!
“However, having reached my 31st year of public service, it makes financial sense for me to retire at this time. I am looking forward to the next chapter in life (which will definitely involve working some more!)”
Griscom currently receives a $104,500 annual salary from the district. The cost of his annual benefits from the district is approximately $29,910, according to his office.
Last December, Griscom announced his plans to retire effective Feb. 29, 2012 and, pending approval by the board, to be rehired for at least the remainder off the 2011-12 school year.
However, two months later, he announced he would neither seek retirement or approval of a retire-rehire plan after backlash from some in the community.
As part of the retire-rehire proposal, Griscom said he volunteered to receive less compensation through an employee benefit reduction, which he and board members said would save the district $12,958 because the cost of his annual benefits would have been reduced to $16,952.
“We are blessed with so many dedicated and talented people,” Griscom said in his Sept. 24 letter announcing his most recent decision to retire. “I am very pleased with how we all (Board, administration, staff and community) have worked together the past several years to successfully navigate the challenges of the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression, while maintaining the district’s excellent quality of education.”