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Board of Education Hires New Assistant Superintendent for Business

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (July 29, 2019) – The City School District of New Rochelle has appointed Gregory W. Kern as the new Assistant Superintendent for Business. The Board of Education approved Kern’s appointment at its meeting tonight. He officially begins the position with the School District on or before October 1, 2019.

Kern currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Finance at the Newburgh Enlarged City School District, a position he has held since 2016. He has also served as Assistant Superintendent for Administration at the Enlarged City School District of Middletown; and as the Assistant Superintendent for Business at the Washingtonville Central School District. In addition, he has served in administrative positions with the Greater Southern Tier BOCES, Amherst (NY) Central School District, Newark (NY) Central School District and Medina (NY) Central School District.

He has overseen several major bond construction programs including one for $100 million for the Elmira City School District while he was at BOCES and a recently passed $257 million bond project in Newburgh.

“We are looking forward to Mr. Kern bringing his extensive administrative background, leading business offices within school districts for the past 16 years,” said Interim Superintendent Dr. Magda Parvey. “This experience demonstrates that he is an excellent fit for New Rochelle as our next Assistant Superintendent for Business.”

In his latest position in Newburgh, Kern oversees a general fund budget of $282 million in a school district with a student population of 11,500.

“Mr. Kern has the experience of working in large school districts and will help continue the District’s efforts to maximize value for our taxpayers while also prioritizing education for our students,” Board of Education President Amy Moselhi said.

Kern is a member of the Newburgh school district superintendent’s cabinet, working closely with other assistant superintendents as well as curriculum, pupil services and human resources.

“I am excited to come to the City School District of New Rochelle and join this leadership team,” Kern said. “I am eager to get started and support the District’s efforts to remain fiscally sensitive while providing great educational value for our students.”

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