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Former Pasco schools administrator leaving Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services

LAND O'LAKES — Former Pasco schools assistant superintendent Ray Gadd, who once was considered a possible contender for the district's top job, has resigned his post as CEO of Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, effective Nov. 30.

His move comes amid widespread speculation that Gadd, who strongly backed Kurt Browning's bid to oust superintendent Heather Fiorentino, might be headed back to a district post in the next administration.

Gadd, 55, who could not be reached for comment Tuesday, has acknowledged in the past that the talk is growing louder that he might be returning. But neither he nor Browning, who faces only token write-in opposition in the November general election, would confirm that such a working relationship exists.

"I haven't finalized my team yet," Browning said Tuesday. He acknowledged Gadd's availability, but said only that he would not announce a planned leadership team for several weeks.

Gadd worked for the school district for 28 years, including five years as assistant superintendent. His dismissal in 2009 was met with disapproval and anger in many circles including the School Board, which has no authority to appoint district personnel.

A couple of months after leaving the district, Gadd took the reins at Gulf Coast Jewish, one of the bay area's largest nonprofit social welfare agencies. That agency's tax records show Gadd earned $207,737 in salary and benefits.

Former Pasco schools administrator leaving Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services 09/18/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 6:52pm]
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