Kuehnle departure announced
After 12 years of service to the district, Benjamin Logan Treasurer Robert Kuehnle will bid the district farewell and move into the same position at Mansfield City Schools.
Mr. Kuehnle, a Madison-Plains High School graduate, came to Ben Logan in November 2003 at a time when the district was experiencing difficult financial times and helped get the district back on track. He hopes to do the same for Mansfield, a district currently under fiscal emergency and the watchful eyes of the state. He was extended a 3-year contract at a $95,000 salary.
His first order of business will be to search for ways to streamline processes, improve efficiencies and find ways to save and better spend district tax dollars, as he did at Ben Logan, he related.
Although his contract doesn’t become official until Feb. 1, he begins at Mansfield in an interim capacity Jan. 15 and is serving as a consultant until that time. He also will continue to serve Ben Logan in an interim role until his replacement is named, sharing his time between the two districts as needed.
Mr. Kuehnle said he is both excited and sad to be leaving the district that was so welcoming.
“I only knew one family when I moved here, but (the community) invited me into their homes and families and that’s the sad part (to leave).”
His official resignation is being drafted and district leaders were tentative to speak on the subject without something official in hand.
“We were made aware yesterday of this opportunity for Mr. Kuehnle to continue to further his career as a treasurer,” Ben Logan board president Bill Ramsey said. “We appreciate the financial leadership he has provided Benjamin Logan Local Schools.
“We have begun to prepare for both the short-term and long-term activity to fill this role,” Mr. Ramsey added.
The Ben Logan board meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, to reorganize and further address the news of Mr. Kuehnle’s departure, with a work session to follow to discuss technology.