Frank Ferraro Advocate for Children
On negotiation team for CBA negotiations for instructional and non-instructional staff
Reorganized Human Resource function for a more transparent and honest hiring process
Worked with labor council to assure district staffing was compliant with certification requirements
Coordinated $6.1 million dollar transportation operation that included transporting in-district students as well as 700 students to 81 private and parochial schools
Conducted five community forums to address parents and students transportation concerns
Developed transportation RFP that saved the district $600,000 a year. Also worked with principals, parents and transportation to ensure a smooth transition to a new vendor
Realized efficiencies by analyzing routes and putting in place a district transportation director.
My background includes a wide-range of school finance experience having developed budgets from $21 to $100 million dollars. Additionally I have supervised the Human Resource function as well as transportation, food service and facilities departments.
Assisted in reducing a $3.1 million fund balance deficit to a positive $1 million within two budget cycles
Directed 10 district and community wide budget workshops that led to the passage of three consecutive budgets
Worked closely with Budget Advisory Committees to garner ideas and input from tax payers and out of district shareholders
Administered over $100 million dollars of capital project work.
Increased the districts bond rating to a 2AA
Assisted in successfully communicating the bond vote to community constituencies
Assisted in structuring project financing and debt service payments
Worked with clerks of the works and large construction management firms
Completed all State Education Departments required forms including the final project report
Realized efficiencies by analyzing custodial schedules, district purchasing policies and procedures