Goochland School Leaders Complete Business Officials Certification Program

Three leaders with the Goochland County Public Schools recently completed a two year training and education program targeting the professional learning of school business and finance professionals.  James Lane, Superintendent, Debbie White, Finance Director, and Pete Gretz, Assistant Superintendent, were members of the first training cohort, a partnership between the Virginia Association of School Business Officials (VASBO) and the University of Virginia.

School Board Chair, Michael Payne, pictured with superintendent, James Lane, finance director Debbie White, and assistant superintendent of Operations, Peter Gretz.

The program covered topics in accounting principles, financial planning and auditing, purchasing and management systems, school law and general leadership. Practitioners from across the commonwealth gathered to learn from experts and university educators and to build a strong collaborative framework of support.

One of the fundamental goals of our strategic plan is to maximize the efficiency and safety of our operations. We are in an even better position to deliver exemplary support to the operational systems that undergird our mission of maximizing the potential of every learner.

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