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October 13, 2020 - 4:21pm

City school district creates human resources post, decreases administrative staff

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The Batavia City School District has created an executive director of operations position as part of a reshuffling of jobs that has reduced the number of employees on its administrative leadership team.

“It’s important for people to know that we didn’t grow our administration,” Superintendent Anibal Soler Jr. said today while reporting that he was able to shift staff members to reduce the number of administrators from 19 to 16 and save the district around $70,000.

Soler said that two of the job changes affected last year’s budget and one took effect in the current year’s budget.

“I really didn’t understand why we had 19, and the reality is that we only have half of our kids coming every other day,” he said. “So, some of that need isn’t there.”

He emphasized, however, that the school district is one of the largest employers in Genesee County and should have a human resources manager, which is a key component of the executive director of operations position.

“For us not to have an in-house person in charge of human resources – personnel and benefits – was not good,” he said. “We created that position … and just made some moves internally.”

Trisha Finnegan, formerly the director of Special & Alternative Education, was appointed as executive director of Operations.

The rest of the current administrative team at the Batavia City School District is as follows:

  • Superintendent Anibal Soler Jr.;
  • Business Administrator Scott Rozanski;
  • Molly Corey, executive director of Curriculum & Instruction;
  • Jason DeGraff, director of Facilities;
  • Amanda Cook, director of Special & Alternative Education;
  • Michael Bromley, director of Health, Physical Education and Interscholastic Athletics;
  • Paul Kesler, Batavia High School principal;
  • Nate Korzelius, Batavia High School assistant principal;
  • Julia Rogers, Batavia High School assistant principal;
  • Ashley John Grillo, Batavia Middle School principal;
  • Lindsey Leone, Batavia Middle School assistant principal;
  • Bernadette Krumpek, Batavia Middle School assistant principal;
  • Brian Sutton, John Kennedy Intermediate School principal;
  • Maureen Notaro, Jackson Primary School principal;
  • Jeffrey McKinney, John Kennedy and Jackson assistant principal.

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