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Business administrator/manager search continues for General Brown


DEXTER — The Board of Education here will have to decide soon whether it wants a business administrator or a business manager to oversee its finances.

General Brown Central School Distinct board members have yet to fill the open business administrator post since Michele A. Traynor left in August to become the assistant superintendent for business at the Jefferson-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services. Since her departure, the board hired Ronald K. Wilson as interim business administrator with a daily rate of $325.

District Superintendent Stephan J. Vigliotti said Mr. Wilson came out of retirement for the interim post and that he’s heavily involved in volunteering for organizations in Oswego County, where he lives. Mr. Wilson resides in New Haven and commutes daily to the district office, in the Junior-Senior High School, 17643 Cemetery Road.

“We’re going to need someone full-time working on budget stuff,” Mr. Vigliotti said during the board’s monthly meeting Dec. 17. “It’s a transition at this point. The board should be looking at every possible alternative. If we could get someone in place in the next 30 to 45 days, that’s critical.”

Board member Michael E. Kucharski asked Mr. Vigliotti if there was a specific issue with Mr. Wilson the board needed to be apprised of, but Mr. Vigliotti said there was none, and Mr. Wilson had agreed to be the interim business administrator on a short-term basis.

While Mr. Vigliotti said he and board member Daniel J. Dupee II had combed through several resumes for the business administrator post, he said they have yet to find a perfect match. Because the clock is ticking, Mr. Vigliotti said, he will again advertise the position.

If an administrator isn’t hired soon, the district will have to hire a manager. Mr. Vigliotti said there are “a lot of good business managers — it’s just that they don’t have the educational background” of a school business administrator.

He said a business manager is a civil service position requiring a test, and a business administrator possesses a certificate from the state Education Department.

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