I just got a press release announcing the appointment of Leon Glaster as interim chief financial officer for the district. Glaster, 57, replaces Javetta Robinson, who lost her job earlier this month.
I actually knew Glaster when I covered the San Leandro school district. He had a reputation for finding new sources of revenue, and he balanced the (considerably smaller) budget while I was there.
The press release says he’s been a “top financial executive” in East Palo Alto and San Jose school districts, as well. It also said he came out of a short retirement to work in Oakland.
“I wouldn’t have accepted this challenge if it hadn’t been in Oakland,” he was quoted as saying.
But the district is still searching for a permanent CFO. Glaster was brought on to hold things together in the meantime. Robinson left last week, before she could even close the books.
Read the Web story here.