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Creston Schools hire new business manager

Published: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 12:02 p.m. CDT

Creston School Board accepted the contract of Billie Jo Greene for business manager of Creston School District at a special meeting Monday.

Greene is the current shared business manager at East Union Community Schools in Afton and Diagonal Community Schools in Diagonal. She will start in Creston and Prescott Thursdays and Fridays, and be at East Union Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

“I am very excited,” Greene said. “I’ll be learning who everybody is, so it’ll take me a little while to get to know everyone. But, I am looking forward to it.”

Greene, 50, formerly of Tingley, graduated from Mount Ayr Community School District before earning her degree in accounting from AIB College of Business. She is married with two sons, Steven and Scott. She has been at East Union Schools since 2001, and worked as shared business manager and board secretary with Diagonal since 2005.

“For the next four months, I’ll be doing four schools. ... I’m also going to help East Union and Diagonal get through their end of the year,” Greene said. “For the next five months, it’s just going to be learning how Creston does things, because I don’t want to change things, I want to learn how things work.”

Greene was hired after previous business manager Roy Stroud was unable to work because of health reasons. She was one of four applicants for the position.

Business managers oversee school finance, business issues, payroll, bill pay, annual budgets and serve as board secretary.

In other school board news:

• Creston School Board accepted Billy Hiatt’s resignation as head boy’s basketball coach, assistant eighth-grade football coach and Creston High School success coordinator. The board accepted Larry McNutt’s resignation as Creston High School special education teacher and head girl’s basketball coach. Other resignations include Karen Fries as third-grade special education teacher, Amy Garrison as Title I teacher and Shelly Parsons as crossing guard.

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