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Key position remains vacant in Pasco school district administration

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October

It's been nearly three months since Betsy Kuhn resigned from the Pasco County school district's employee relations office, where she investigated employee wrongdoing and negotiated contracts, among other things.

The district has yet to find a replacement. And it's not for a lack of trying.

The position has been readvertised three times, as each application period has failed to yield a candidate with the proper skill sets.

"I'm not going to hire someone just because I want the position filled. It has to be the right person," assistant superintendent Renalia DuBose told the Gradebook.

She wants someone who can quickly assess a situation and determine how to best respond, always taking care to avoid legal pitfalls. The person has to be able to work independently and also be willing to say "no" while handling technical materials ranging from family medical leave to unemployment insurance and performance evaluations. See the job description here.

"This is not a job where you can just come in and learn," DuBose said.

Kuhn left the post to return to private law practice. She replaced Bryan Jack, who was forced out among his own legal problems. 

[Last modified: Monday, October 22, 2012 2:31pm]

    

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