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Assistant Superintendent for Business to Retire

Assistant Superintendent for Business Darrin Kenney has announced his plan to retire on September 15, 2022. The Board of Education accepted Mr. Kenney’s letter of retirement at their April 5, 2022 meeting.

Serving as Assistant Superintendent for Business since 2005, Kenney has been responsible for providing overall direction and leadership for Pittsford Central School District’s Business Office, Operations, Maintenance & Security, Transportation and Food Services. “Mr. Kenney’s expertise, dedication and passion for maintaining the fiscal health of Pittsford Central School District will be greatly missed,” said PCSD Superintendent Michael Pero, who noted that “Mr. Kenney has created fiscally responsible budgets year after year, maintaining positive comptroller reports, ongoing audits, healthy reserves, and the best possible bond (credit) rating for a school district (Moody’s Investor Services).”

Under Kenney’s direction, the District has achieved utility and maintenance efficiencies through much needed capital improvements supported by the General Capital Reserve Fund, in turn generating state aid without new taxes. While the effects of COVID-19 significantly impacted NYS and public-school funding processes, PCSD entered the pandemic in its best fiscal health in decades, having never had a history of operating deficits.

Prior to working for Pittsford Schools, Mr. Kenney served as the Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operation in the Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District (2001-2005).  Prior positions include Budget Director for the Greece Central School District, Business Administrator for Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES and Staff Accountant/Auditor for Raymond F. Wagner, P.C. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Roberts Wesleyan College, a Master of Science in Education Administration, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in School Business Administration from the State University of New York at Brockport.

Next steps for filling this position will include planning for a comprehensive search process to find a replacement. The District will post the job opening this week with a start date of August 2022.