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District 26 hires new finance director

Published: Saturday, May 25, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

CARY – From a pool of 21 applicants, Cary District 26 hired a new finance director this week.

Jeffrey Schubert will replace T. Ferrier, who was the district’s top finance officer for four years. She was hired by Community High School District 155 to be its new assistant superintendent of finance.

Four years ago, District 26’s finances were in tough shape, with negative fund balances and the possibility of a state takeover.

Since then, a referendum helped the district balance its budgets, and it has been taken off the state’s watch list.

“I look forward to continuing the positive financial direction District 26 is heading and the support I can provide in helping the district reach its student learning goals,” Schubert said in a news release.

Schubert currently works as an assistant purchasing manager at District 300, where he also completed his chief financial officer internship.

He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and human resources from Columbia College and a master’s degree in school business management.

“Mr. Schubert’s solid financial training and course work, coupled with his current work and internship in District 300, has provided him with the necessary knowledge and experience to be successful in this position,” Superintendent Brian Coleman said in the release.

The hiring committee – made up of the superintendent, central office administrators and staff, a school board member and a building principal – unanimously agreed on Schubert as the final pick, the release said.

Schubert has been offered a 12-month contract with a starting salary of $93,000.

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