Ken Meech New Interim CFO for Strait Board
Department of Education (to March 26, 2013)
December 6, 2001 2:24 PM
Ken Meech is the new interim chief financial officer (CFO) for
the Strait Regional School Board. The Department of Education and
board officials today announced the six-month appointment, which
is effective Dec. 10.
Mr. Meech has extensive experience in financial management and
senior administration. Most recently, he was chief administrative
officer for the Halifax Regional Municipality. He will receive
payment equal to half the CFO's salary and expenses for
relocation and travel in accordance with government policy. Mr.
Meech will report directly to the acting superintendent of
schools, Phonse Gillis, and will report to the board and the
department on financial matters.
The board has been without a CFO since Nov. 6, when its former
director of business and support services was dismissed.
Education Minister Jane Purves and board chair George Kehoe
agreed the appointment of a CFO was good news given the upcoming
budget planning process and the continued focus on quality
education for students in that region.
FOR BROADCAST USE:
Ken Meech is the new interim chief financial officer for the
Strait Regional School Board.
The Department of Education and board officials today
announced the six-month appointment, which is effective December
Mr. Meech will receive payment equal to half the C-F-O's
salary and expenses for relocation and travel in accordance with
Mr. Meech will report directly to the acting superintendent
of schools and will report to the board and the department on
Contact: Robyn McIsaac
Department of Education
Strait Regional School Board
NOTE TO EDITORS: The terms and conditions of the six-month
contract for the chief financial officer for the Strait Regional
School Board are as follows:
1. The contract is for a six-month term commencing Dec. 10, 2001
and terminating June 10, 2002.
2. This contract can be cancelled, with one month notice, by
either party with no penalty and no payout.
3. The compensation for the six-month contract will be $48,000 to
be paid upon billing, on a bi-weekly basis. Time can be taken in
lieu of four per cent vacation pay.
4. Expenses will be paid in accordance to Chapter 7 of the
Government of Nova Scotia Travel and Relocation Policy as it
relates to accommodation, meals and miscellaneous expenses.
5. Kilometrage will be paid for actual kilometres travelled in
the execution of responsibilities. Eligible will be one round-
trip from Halifax to Port Hastings per week to liaise with the
deputy minister and departmental officials on a one-day-per-week
6. The employer is the Strait Regional School Board and the
immediate supervisor will be the acting superintendent, Mr.
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