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Ken-Ton finance chief to leave for similar job in Sweet Home

Gerald J. Stuitje, the school business administrator who in recent years helped lead the Kenmore-Tonawanda School District through some of its toughest financial challenges, is set to resign his post effective July 5.

Stuitje is reportedly taking a similar position in the neighboring Sweet Home School District.

The Ken-Ton Board is scheduled to approve the resignation during a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in the district administration building, 1500 Colvin Blvd. Also on the agenda is appointment of Timothy Ames to the $86,000 a year position of director of facilities, effective July 28.

In executive session, the board will also complete its evaluation of Superintendent Dawn F. Mirand, who is completing her first year in that role.

Stuitje joined Ken-Ton as assistant superintendent of finance in 2007 after five years as finance chief in the Lockport City School District.

Before coming to Lockport, Stuitje worked for more than 10 years in the Barker Central School District.  Before that, he had been a teacher in the Albany area.

During Stuitje's time at Ken-Ton, he was faced with eliminating multi-million dollar budget deficits and also with state budgeting tools such as the Gap Elimination Adjustment, which siphoned money away from school districts.

The GEA will have cost Ken-Ton over $40 million in state aid over six years.

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