Business manager

PASD hires interim chief commercial officer – Times News Online

Published on November 18, 2021 at 1:45 p.m.

A familiar face steps in again to help the Palmerton Area School District as it undergoes a transition on its administrative team.

Dr. Alan Lonoconus, who spent approximately nine months as acting superintendent from October 2019 to the end of June 2020, was named Palmerton’s acting chief business officer on Tuesday evening.

Prior to Palmerton, he served as acting superintendent in the Southern Columbia, Shikellamy, and Great Valley school districts for just over 16 years combined.

Current business manager Ryan Kish is in his final week with the district after accepting the same role at Northwestern Lehigh School District.

According to Superintendent Dr. Jodi Frankelli, Lonoconus, who has been hired at a rate of $500 per day, will help fill the void while the search for a permanent business manager continues.

“We didn’t want to be rushed in our search and the temporary arrival of Dr Lonoconus will allow us to continue trying to find someone who is very well trained and ready to take on the job on a permanent basis,” Frankelli said.

The vacancy remains posted in the human resources section of the district website.

“This position is responsible for overseeing financial, budgetary, purchasing, auditing, and payroll procedures within the District, as well as maintaining thorough and efficient operation of business office functions through supervision and effective leadership review,” the publication states.

Applicants should also be familiar with tax billing/collection, financial planning, debt management, federal and state regulations related to school funding, accounting, and reporting.

Kish earned $96,400 and had to earn a 2% raise each year.

“We don’t have anyone we feel comfortable offering the job to yet,” Frankelli said during a board meeting Tuesday night. “We hope that by extending this search a little longer, we can really find someone who seems appropriate to us and who would be a perfect fit.”