Norwich — Faculty price range committee conferences start Wednesday, however the college district probably won’t have a brand new enterprise administrator for at the very least one other month.
Former Enterprise Administrator Athena Nagel resigned on the finish of January, days after she was positioned on administrative depart pending an investigation by Superintendent Kristen Stringfellow into undisclosed allegations.
The Board of Schooling met Tuesday for the primary time since her departure and briefly mentioned the place emptiness and plans to rent a brand new administrator. The board appointed Director of Scholar Providers Jamie Bender as the brand new signor on meals companies monetary paperwork to acquire funding reimbursements.
The board went into government session for 90 minutes Tuesday to debate attorney-client communications concerning a forensic audit ordered in December 2019 of the school district’s retiree insurance benefits program “to overview monetary points associated to participation and funds” after questions arose in these areas.
No data was obtainable Tuesday night time on whether or not Nagel’s departure is said to the forensic audit on the retiree insurance coverage advantages.
In a ready assertion issued following the December 2019 assembly, Stringfellow mentioned college officers “don’t have causes to consider presently that any funds have been misused.”
Stringfellow advised the board the place was marketed Jan. 29, with purposes due by Friday. First interviews with potential candidates are scheduled for Feb. 18, with metropolis Comptroller Josh Pothier serving on the interview staff. Stringfellow mentioned she hopes to nominate “the profitable candidate” on the March Board of Schooling assembly.
She advised the board that a number of folks have responded to the posting so far.
The posting requires candidates with a minimal of three years of expertise — 5 years most popular — in public college enterprise administration, a bachelor’s diploma in administration, enterprise or a associated discipline, with a grasp’s diploma most popular, and a faculty enterprise administrator’s certificates.
The place necessities embody: “Demonstrated information, integrity and success in all fiscal companies together with monetary planning and budgeting, accounting and reporting, buying, stock and provide administration.”
The posted annual wage vary is $135,000 to $140,000.
The varsity board’s price range course of will get underway Wednesday with a Funds Expenditure Committee net convention at 5:30 p.m. An advert hoc committee of Board of Schooling members, Metropolis Council members, college and metropolis monetary officers will begin its price range discussions with an internet convention at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17.