Uintah School District Business Administrator Scott Ruppe has resigned from his position after accepting another career offer. Ruppe made the announcement to district employees through email shortly before noon on Monday. Within his letter, Ruppe commented on Superintendent Mark Dockins’ resignation last week. “Out of the management teams I have worked with,” shared Ruppe in the letter, “the district leadership as presently constituted is by far the team that actually walks their talk. Mark Dockins’ departure will leave a large hole to fill but I am confident that the district as a whole will continue to collaborate to do what is best for our students. There are those who will claim that it is because the Levy didn’t pass that Mark is leaving. I know that to be false as I know that the vacancy for which he was hired at UBTECH first came open months ago and the final interviews were the week before the Levy vote.” Ruppe also clarified his own departure, stating, “When I came to the district it was with the intention of finishing my career here. However, after being made an offer recently, Carrie and I made the decision to accept it. We felt it was important to make the decision before the results of the levy election were known so after much thought and considering all of the potential ramifications, I wrote the resignation letter to the board on Monday, November 4th, even though at that time I was cautiously optimistic that the Levy would pass.” Ruppe says he will be leaving the district effective January 3rd and in the meantime, he will help make the transition as smooth as possible while he also hopes to see the announced funding request proposal implemented.