Hart district officials held a special meeting Tuesday to appoint a new chief financial officer to oversee the finances for the Santa Clarita Valley’s junior high and high school district.
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Erin Lilllibridge is expected to replace Sue Hoerber, who retired at the end of November, a Hart district official said Tuesday.
The meeting took place at 7:30 a.m. at the Hart district office on 21515 Center Pointe Parkway, according to the district agenda online.
Lillebridge, who previously worked for the Nuview Union School District in Riverside, is from the Santa Clarita Valley and a Hart High graduate, said Hart district board President Steve Sturgeon.
“(Lilllibridge) comes with a fairly broad experience base,” Sturgeon said, “beginning with the state level, where she worked with the state board of education, and subsequently with the Riverside County Board of Education.”
The Nuview Union School District has more than 2,700 students in two K-5 schools, one 6-8 middle school and one charter high school.
The search was published on the school’s website, and a number of applicants were interviewed, Sturgeon said.
A panel of administrators and staff conducted an interview that included simulating challenges for the applicants to see how they would respond.
Lilllibridge was previously chief business official for Nuview Union School District, a kindergarten to 12th grade district headquartered in Nuevo.
She is married to Santa Clarita Assistant City Manager Frank Oviedo.
The appointment isn’t expected to be effective until Jan. 6, and the contract is expected to be approved at a Jan. 22 meeting, Sturgeon said.
Hoerber’s skill made her an asset for the district that will be hard to replace, Sturgeon said.
The William S. Hart Union High School District oversees approximately 22,000 students at all of the Santa Clarita Valley’s junior highs and high schools.
“(Hoerber) had 28 wonderful years with the Hart district,” Sturgeon said. “It’s going to be a challenge, there’s a lot of institutional knowledge that left the building.”
However the board is optimistic about her replacement, who they hope will be around for a while.
“She seems quite capable and I’m quite confident she’ll do a good job for us,” Sturgeon said.
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Source: Santa Clarita News