By John DeCoste
The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board has made some changes to the structure of its regional leadership team.
Specifically, the position of director of finance and operations has been split into two positions to better reflect the current mandate of the Education Act.
Stuart Jamieson, who has held the job since the board amalgamated in 1996, continues as director of finance, while long-time co-ordinator of property services David Floyd becomes director of opeartions.
“I retired at the end of July, but I’ve agreed to come back as part of the transition plan for the board, working four days a week,” Jamieson said.
He explained that under the terms of the current provincial act, “finance and operations are now supposed to be two separate positions.”
Jaimieson said the Valley board “had an exemption from that as long as I was here, but we’ve known all along that as soon as I retired, it would kick in. I’ve agreed to a new contract to do just finance, while David is taking over operations.”
He added his accounting background makes finance a better fit for him and he is looking forward to a reduced workload.
“The fact David is our operations director makes the transition a lot easier,” Jamieson added. “He has a wealth of experience in that area.”
Floyd, a professional engineer, is “looking forward to the challenge” of his new position, which he said is a sidewise move for him.
“(It’s) a position in which I can utilize my 20 years experience in the public school sector to promote proactive and progressive planning within the system,” he said.
“I look forward to joining the senior management team for the AVRSB, and appreciate the support from the board.”