WOLCOTT, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut town’s Teacher of the Year has resigned amid an investigation into the possible mishandling of Parent Teacher Organization funds.

The Republican-American of Waterbury reports (http://bit.ly/2sdCsuJ ) that Jane Gargano resigned Friday from her kindergarten teaching job at Alcott Elementary School in Wolcott (WOHL’-cut). She is the town’s 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year and was treasurer of the school’s PTO.

Town police say they’re investigating the handling of PTO funds.

Details of the allegations have not been released.

Documents obtained by the Republican-American show Gargano was placed on leave May 2, the same day she gave a check for $3,900 to the school principal that was deposited into a new PTO bank account.

The reason for the check isn’t clear.

Gargano did not immediately return messages Wednesday.

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