Hubelbank to take the reins of school business office
Published 5:23 pm, Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Jay Hubelbank, of Washington, will be the New Milford school district's director of fiscal services and operations beginning July 1.
His first day on the job will be June 2, when he will begin the transition working alongside Miller.
Hubelbank's starting annual salary will be $127,000.
"We're very delighted that someone with his skill set applied," said Superintendent of Schools JeanAnn Paddyfote.
"He's currently working at the Education Connection and they use MUNIS, the software we are currently switching over to for financials," she added. "He did similar program conversions when he was in Bethel. He has certainly proven himself in other venues."
Hubelbank, 62, holds a master's degree in public administration from the University of New Haven. For the last 25 years, he has been a school business manager working at Education Connection in Litchfield, Easton, Redding, Region 9, Bethel and Region 14.
"I've been back at Education Connection for three years now and want to finish my career in a public school setting," Hubelbank said. "It allows me to help the students indirectly and the administration."
"I've been a school business manager for a number of years, am a Washington resident and like the proximity of New Milford to my home," Hubelbank said. "And what I've heard about the district and JeanAnn's reputation made New Milford appealing."
In his previous positions, Hubelbank has been responsible for developing and managing budgets totalling more than $35 million.
In the facility area, he has been involved in planning and managing building projects and developing 5-year capital plans.
In the area of human resources, Hubelbank has negotiated contracts with unions and non-union employees and written contracts and employee handbooks. He has negotiated health, property and liability insurance contracts, including worker's compensation.
He was a longtime member and former chairman of the Region 12 Board of Education, and also served as chairman of the region Building Committee for its elementary school renovation projects more than a decade ago.
Hubelbank currently serves as a selectman in Washington.