The New Rochelle Board of Education on July 29 appointed Gregory W. Kern as the new Assistant Superintendent for Business, effective on or before October 1, 2019.
Kern currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Finance at the Newburgh Enlarged City School District, a position he has held since 2016. Kern directs and supervises the financial and support systems of the district, including budgeting, accounting, payroll, reporting, maintenance, legal services, transportation, security, capital construction, property management, safety, security and food services. Kern is a member of the Newburgh superintendent’s cabinet, working closely with other assistant superintendents with curriculum, pupil services and human resources. He oversees a general fund budget of $282 million in a school district with a student population of 11,500.
He has also served as Assistant Superintendent for Administration at the Enlarged City School District of Middletown; and as the Assistant Superintendent for Business at the Washingtonville Central School District. While in Washingtonville, Kern implemented a three-year budget planning and capital replacement program.
In addition, he has served in administrative positions with the Greater Southern Tier BOCES, Amherst (NY) Central School District, Newark (NY) Central School District and Medina (NY) Central School District.
He has overseen several major bond construction programs including one for $100 million for the Elmira City School District while he was at BOCES and a recently passed $257 million bond project in Newburgh.