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Assistant superintendent named 2012 Alaska School Business Official of the year

KPBSD assistant superintendent Dave Jones named 2012 Alaska School Business Official of the Year

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Soldotna, December 7, 2012—The Alaska Association of School Business Officials (ALASBO) announced that Dave Jones, KPBSD assistant superintendent of instructional support, is named 2012 School Business Official of the Year.

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The ALASBO Business Official of the Year is a peer recognition program for outstanding service, innovative plan design and implementation, and other exemplary business practices within school business management. Melody Douglas, Past President of ASBO International said, “Dave Jones’ long-time and exemplary service to public education and the school business profession warrants recognition as Alaska's 2012 School Business Official of the Year! Among his many accomplishments is the process he co-chaired that ensured all school districts completed the data gathering questionnaire for the American Institute for Research study that ultimately, after an Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) peer review, led to an unprecedented three-year forward funding of public education to Alaska school districts a number of years ago. Dave's willingness to help his colleagues when asked makes him a valuable resource to ALASBO and to ASBO International. Working with Dave over the years has been an honor and a privilege.”

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Dr. Steve Atwater, KPBSD superintendent said, “KPBSD is thrilled that Dave is being recognized for his long and distinguished career in school finance. The District joins ALASBO in applauding Dave for receiving this award.”

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Jones began working with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District in 2007. His responsibility as assistant superintendent of instructional support is to manage non-instructional operations of the school district including finance, human resources, information services, facility planning, custodial care, transportation, food services, warehouse, purchasing, and risk management. In addition he serves as a member of the District's leadership team. From 1997-2007, Jones was director of finance for the Kodiak Island Borough School District in Kodiak, Alaska. Prior to his move to Alaska, Jones worked as the business manager and director of business services at school districts in Montana and Wyoming.

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“It is an honor to be singled out for recognition by my peers,” said Jones. “However, I believe it is more of a recognition of the team I work with and our cumulative efforts than it is the things I have done individually. I want to thank the folks I work with and let people know I am proud to work for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.”

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“We are proud and pleased to learn that Mr. Jones has received this prestigious award,” said KPBSD school board president, Joe Arness. “I think the entire district can be proud of our administration and of Mr. Jones in particular.”

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Press release from the KPBSD