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New business manager to be hired for Creston Schools

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 10:55 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014 10:58 a.m. CDT

Creston Superintendent Steve McDermott announced during Creston School District’s regularly scheduled meeting that the district was in search of a new business manager.

Roy Stroud is the current Creston Schools business manager.

“Our previous business manager had health issues that accumulated, and he needed time to address those health needs,” said Creston Superintendent Steve McDermott. “At this point, it appears that his challenges will not allow him to return to work.”

Business managers oversee school finance and school business issues or duties. These include payroll, paying bills, and overseeing grants and various funds. Business managers create annual budgets for the school board to consider, and serve as the secretary to the board.

“We have been without a business manager’s services since January,” McDermott said. “We have received assistance from business managers from both Atlantic and Corning, as well as from Larry Sigel, and he is with Iowa School Finance Information Services.”

The position has been advertised, and Creston School District administration is in the process of reviewing applications. There are four applicants for the position, and three are currently practicing school business management in Iowa.

“I don’t have a specific timeline set at this time,” McDermott said. “Our intent would be to begin interviews no later than next week, and then to get a decision made as soon as possible.”

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