JAY – School Union 29’s financial director, Stacie Everett, has been hired as the new business manager for the Jay School Department.
The Jay School Committee approved a two-year contract for Everett of Buckfield on Thursday with a starting salary of $55,000 this year to be pro-rated and $56,650 during the next school year, Superintendent Robert Wall said Friday.
The salary proposed in the first year is $3,122 less than state average for the position, he said, which is $58,122.
There were nine applicants for the position that was held by Deb Holland, who has taken a job at SAD 52 in Turner. Holland has been helping Jay out one day a week.
A team made up of town and school personnel interviewed two candidates for the job, Wall said.
“We’re happy to have Stacie on board,” he said. “Stacie has all the skills and abilities we’re looking for to keep the business department at the same standards that were in place when Deb was here. She really is an excellent candidate.”
Everett, who had worked with Wall when he was superintendent of Union 29 in Mechanic Falls before coming to Jay, begins her new job May 1.
Everett said Friday in an e-mail that she has worked for Union 29 for more than five years and works with a combined school budget of $21 million-plus for the towns of Mechanic Falls, Minot and Poland.
“As we are a union, each town acts as a single municipality where the school department is part of the town, just as in Jay,” Everett said.
Before she came to Union 29 she worked at SAD 39 in Buckfield for 2 years.
She studied accounting in college and has always worked in the financial field, she said.
“I enjoyed working with Dr. Wall very much and look forward to working with him again,” she said. “I also worked with Joe (Makley), the Jay curriculum director, when we were both at MSAD 39.”
The school panel also appointed Randy Easter as middle school track coach, William Gemelli as middle school girls softball coach, Nate Fetterhoff as high school junior varsity baseball coach, Jessica Reuter as high school junior varsity softball coach and Kristen Guay as a special services education technician II.