Superintendent Rod Thompson is expected to resign on Monday.

According to a meeting notification from district spokeswoman Ashley McCray, the School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday to accept Thompson's resignation and separation agreement.

The School Board will accept public comment at the end of the meeting. Comments will be limited to two minutes per person, and the board will not be responding to the comments.

No additional details about the separation agreement have been released as of Wednesday evening, and Board Chairman Scott Swanson declined to comment.

Thompson has been under police investigation since May 31 for personal use of his district credit card, which was first reported by the Shakopee Valley News.

In June 2016, Thompson reimbursed the district $3,500 for more than 40 personal purchases he made in 2015 and 2016, some of which were shipped to the district office and some to his home. He said the purchases were unintentionally made on his district credit card.

Thompson also reimbursed the district in May for $1,448 spent on airline tickets to Nashville for a personal trip he and his wife took in September. He has said the trip was initially business-related but turned personal, and he said he forgot to reimburse the district at the time. 

The Valley News plans to live stream Monday's meeting on Facebook.

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