By Sharon Stevens
(KSDK) - A high ranking official with the St. Louis Public School District unexpectedly quit his job this week. Treasurer Enos Moss resigned Wednesday afternoon, after spending two years in that position.
Enos Moss was a veteran employee and one of the most powerful administrators in the city district. His name appeared on every check.
The reason for his resignation is not totally clear, but district officials cite several recent controversies involving the treasurers' office, but did not directly blame Moss.
Just three days ago, a smiling Moss accompanied his 14-year old son to summer school. He gave no clue that he was planning to resign.
Last Sunday, 600 teachers voted 'no confidence' in the St. Louis school district administration. Among the reasons, an payroll error on the end-of-year paychecks for teachers. Despite that, union president Mary Armstrong defended Moss, saying his integrity had been impuned.
District officials indicated there were other financial concerns. Superintendent Dr. Creg Williams said, "We received some financial documents that should have been brought to our attention a little earlier than they had. We're not saying Enos is at fault. Additionally, we talked about the payroll snafus. All of those offices reported into Enos."
Moss could not be reached for comment. Officials say he left headquarters right after resigning.