Dec 13 2012
Former KIBSD Official Given Statewide Honor
Thursday, 13 December 2012

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            A former finance director for the Kodiak Island Borough School District has been recognized for his work at his current job. Dave Jones, who is the assistant superintendent for instructional support for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District was named the 2012 School Business Official of the Year by the Alaska Association of School Business Officials.
            The award recognizes outstanding service, innovative plan design and implementation, and other exemplary business practices within school business management, according to Melody Douglas of the school business organization.
            She said that among Jones’ many accomplishments is helping to spearhead the process that led to forward funding of all Alaska school by the legislature a number of years ago.
            Kenai Superintendent Steve Atwater said the district was thrilled to have Jones recognized for his long career in school finance.
            Jones began working for the Kenai Peninsula School District in 2007. He manages non-instructional operations including finance, human resources, information services, facility planning, custodial care, transportation, food services, warehouse, purchasing, and risk management.
            For the 10 years prior to that, from 1997-2007, Jones was director of finance for the Kodiak Island Borough School District.
            In response to the award, Jones said he was honored to be singled out by his peers, but added his accomplishments were the result of teamwork.