Chief Financial Officer Leon Glaster wasn’t at tonight’s school board meeting. He won’t be around the district’s administrative offices as often as he used to be, either. That’s because he came out of retirement to work for OUSD — and as a retiree, he’s not permitted to work full-time for more than a year, Interim Superintendent Roberta Mayor explained at the meeting.
(Last October, the state administrator approved a two-year contract for Glaster that expired after September 2009. That contract now has “void” stamped across the top.)
Instead, Glaster has been hired as a consultant. He’ll work three weeks out of the month, at least until the school district hires a permanent chief business officer, and will help his replacement make the transition, Mayor said.
The problem is, OUSD hasn’t found a replacement.
I imagine it would take an adventurous spirit to take on the district’s fiscal matters at a time of steep enrollment declines, contract negotiations and uncertain state funding. Hopefully for OUSD, someone with smarts, know-how and dedication will submit their resume soon.
Anyone know a good candidate?