Poughkeepsie hires new financial chief, fourth given 2015






The Poughkeepsie City School District’s new financial arch is a fourth given 2015. Video by Nina Schutzman/Poughkeepsie Journal.

The Poughkeepsie City School District’s new finance arch is a fourth since 2015.

At a special assembly Thursday, a house voted in preference of employing Dawn Cupano as partner superintendent of financial and operations.

Cupano will reinstate Joseph Jimick, who has reason a pursuit for reduction than a year. The house voted to approve a “no fault” stop for Jimick during a same meeting. 

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Cupano spent years as business director of a Tuxedo Union Free School District. 

In May 2016, a state Comptroller’s Office expelled an review of a Tuxedo district, that found a “the Business Administrator did not safeguard that a Board perceived accurate financial information,” according to a report. “We found errors in accounting for financial transactions, ensuing in a dubious design of a district’s financial record.” Tuxedo’s 2015-16 bill was also “structurally imbalanced.”

Cupano submitted her minute of abdication in Aug 2016, according to Tuxedo house assembly minutes.

Her abdication was effective “as of Feb 16, 2017,” pronounced Diana Petrosky, Tuxedo propagandize house president. “We do not criticism on crew matters.”

When asked about a resources surrounding a review and her resignation, Cupano said: “Unfortunately, we am incompetent to pronounce on any of that.”

Poughkeepsie propagandize house President Ralph Coates did not respond to a ask for criticism by press time. 

Jimick’s agreement was ostensible to run by Jul 2019. But underneath his practice agreement, a house can ensue with a no error stop for any official reason after Jun 1, 2017, as prolonged as he’s given 90 days of paid notice, according to district records. 

His stop will be effective Sept. 14. During a 90-day-period, Jimick will not be compulsory to come to work; he will have to “take all of his accessible paid leave time.” If he uses it all before Sept. 14, he will be placed on paid executive leave for a residue of a 90 days.

While Jimick is on leave, Cupano will reason a pursuit on an halt basis. After Sept. 14, she will take over a “permanent” spot, with a agreement that runs by Jun 2020.

Jimick, who could not be reached for comment, was Poughkeepsie’s third partner superintendent of financial given 2015. He was allocated to a position final summer.

Stanley Bronski held a mark on an halt basement for many of a 2014-15 year. He was authorised to renounce in good station in a open of 2015 after allegations flush that he asked a prostitute to “service him” in district offices.

Wayne Kurlander took over when Bronski resigned. He reason a purpose on an halt basement and afterwards henceforth for reduction than a year combined. In May 2016, he resigned to equivocate being dismissed by a district, according to Kurlander’s allotment agreement with a district. No reason was supposing as to because a house sought to glow him.

School officials have pronounced a district’s disaster to record a timely outmost review for a past 3 years — that resulted in millions of dollars in behind state assist — was due in partial to complicated turnover in a district business office. 

Nina Schutzman: nschutzman@poughkeepsiejournal.com, 845-451-4518, Twitter: @pojonschutzman


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