Schools set to interview business manager Monday

Ridgefield Public Schools will have a new, full-time business manager when students and teachers return to classrooms in the fall.

Acting Superintendent Robert Miller said that the district is reviewing the final candidate’s references, in preparation for an interview before the school board at its meeting Monday, June 11.

“In terms of the business manager search, we are doing reference checks for the final candidate so that on June 11 the Board of Education will have an opportunity to interview that candidate, and if that candidate is ready to be voted on by the board, that would be taking place at the public session that evening,” Miller said at the last board meeting May 29.

He did not publicly name who the schools have in mind for the role.

Interim business manager Allan Cameron has been leading the school business office since the end of January. He previously worked as an interim business manager in Brookfield, as well as in a managerial role at General Electric.

The schools regular business manager, Paul Hendrickson, retired at the end of 2017.

The other opening

Miller said the schools are also moving ahead with plans to hire a new assistant superintendent. The schools have been collecting resumes for the search committee to find a pool of candidates, and several parents, staff, and school board members have expressed interest in the search committee, he said.

Assistant Superintendent Kim Beck announced this spring that she would be stepping down at the end of June to take a new take a new job in Washington, D.C.

Her resignation is the third high profile departure from the Ridgefield Public Schools this school year; after the resignation of Hendrickson at the end of December and former Superintendent Karen Baldwin, who announced her resignation in early April.

The district is still searching for a replacement superintendent.