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Notes from the News, Nov. 21

By the Notebook on Nov 21, 2012 09:24 AM

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Submitted by Anonym. (not verified) on November 21, 2012 3:56 pm
Daily news on Nov. 21, 2012: "Matthew E. Stanski, who was chief financial officer with Prince George's County, Md., schools until a payment scandal forced his removal in September, has been named the Philadelphia School District's new CFO, district sources have told the Daily News. District Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. worked with Stanski, 34, in Prince George's County" Then this was sent by Dr. Hite at 3:11 pm on the Wed. before Thanksgiving "Dear Colleagues: Please join me in welcoming Matthew E. Stanski to The School District of Philadelphia as Chief Financial Officer. Matt is an experienced professional who is highly regarded in school finance circles. He comes to the District from Prince George’s County (Md.) Public Schools where he served as the chief financial executive for four years. He also worked as the school system’s budget director and director of fiscal compliance. During his tenure in Prince George’s County, he implemented new strategies, eliminated operating deficits and corrected audit findings. Under his leadership, the school system received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association for three consecutive years and special recognition for its performance measures in the fiscal year 2012 budget document. A graduate of Michigan State University, Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public policy and administration. Matt will start Monday, November 26. He succeeds Thomas E. Knudsen, who will remain with the District for six to eight weeks on a part-time basis to assist with the transition. We are grateful for Tom's continued service to our staff, students and families. Best regards, William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D. Superintendent" Dr. Hite, I thought you were bringing transparency and "good governance" to Philadelphia? We don't need the rejects of Prince George's County. So, Dr. Hite, if I do what "Matt" did - "The Washington Post reported that Stanski and Roger C. Thomas, general counsel of the Prince George's County school system, were fired after it was discovered that the pair had issued a six-figure check, without authorization, to the school system's former human-resources director after she resigned" - I can get a 200,000 plus job in Philly too!?!?!

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