Tri-Town Schools Hire New Business Administrator

The Old Rochester Regional School District welcomed its new business administrator on December 13 during the joint meeting of the ORR School District Committees.

Paul Kitchen will assume the position on January 7, 2019, replacing former business administrator Patrick Spencer, who passed away unexpectedly on October 1.

Spencer had been the school districts’ business administrator for over four years.

Kitchen is the current business administrator for the Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical High School and served as the business administrator for the Fairhaven Public School District for 11 years.

Superintendent Doug White introduced Kitchen, saying he had earned his Masters of Business Administration from Bryant College and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UMass Dartmouth. Kitchen, who resides in Fairhaven, also earned his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the Southern New England School of Law.

“He brings a wealth of experience to the district, not only around budgets, but also buildings, state reporting, revenue production, facilities management, and service oversight,” said White.

Kitchen is also a certified Massachusetts Public Procurement Officer and Building Operator.

“His collaborative style will be greatly appreciated in the district as he works with all the stakeholders,” White said.

The committee voted unanimously to make Kitchen’s employment with the district official.

The next meeting of the joint Old Rochester Regional School District Committees is scheduled for March 7 at 6:30 pm in the ORR Junior High School media room.

Joint Old Rochester Regional School District Committees Meeting

By Jean Perry

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